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Plans to rebuild OC boardwalk include testing alternative wood
Plans to rebuild OC boardwalk include testing alternative wood

Earlier this week, Ocean City's town council selected Louis J. Grasmick Lumber Co. of Baltimore to provide more than 56,000 pieces of yellow pine to rebuild the boardwalk, a contract worth about $600,000. The town also approved plans to purchase and test an alternative wood to be used on just one block of the initial project. The cost of the TimberSIL, a green product that fuses glass with wood and claims to last longer than yellow pine, was about $40,000. Plans for the boardwalk renovation call for two phases, beginning this fall. The first will cover from the inlet and Somerset Street and from 15th to 27th streets. The town has not as yet called for bids for second phase, which...

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