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From what street on the boardwalk was cement to the inlet before returning to wood just a few years ago?
Submitted by BERNARD B, Munroe Falls, Ohio October 9, 2013
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: October 9, 2013

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The concrete ran from South First Street to North Division Street. It was actually replaced more years ago than you think - replacement was done in the Winter of 1999-2000. You can see some this construction in the webcam image below. Many people erroneously believe the concrete was put in in response to the 1962 Ash Wednesday storm, but it was actually installed in early 1955 after several storms had damaged the south end of the boardwalk in the early 1950s.


Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: October 9, 2013

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Hi Bernard,

Back in the late 90s and from southern part of First Street to North Division Street, about eight blocks, the boardwalk was concrete, which was put in after a storm in the mid-1950s wiped out the structure. Ocean City officials approved a $3.5 million renovation project in 1998 to rip out that section of concrete and they replaced it with wooden boards.  There was talk a few years ago to replace the boards with a more durable stamped concrete (which looks like wooden boards) and there was a huge influx of dissent that came from all over the world to keep the boardwalk wooden!


Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: October 9, 2013

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Honestly, I can't ever remember anywhere on the boardwalk that was cement. There is a cement right of way built for the tram along side the boardwalk and it runs behind the rides down the beach and around to the inlet parking lot. But I don't recall the actual boardwalk having ever been cement.  I could be wrong.


Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: October 9, 2013

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You can find many of the old boardwalk boards turned into art and for sale all along the boardwalk.  Many have prints of Ocean City printed on them.


Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: October 9, 2013

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it's around 1st street