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Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier to Reopen Later This Year

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The Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier (Photo: WBOC) The Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier (Photo: WBOC)

LEWES, Del. (AP/WBOC)- The Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier, which closed because of structural concerns, could be set to reopen soon and get another three years of life.

The fishing destination may reopen as early as September, but might not be open until the end of the year.

Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation Director Raymond Bivens said the state is in the process of awarding a $420,000 contract to place supporting mechanisms around the pier's pilings.

Officials ordered the structure closed in October when an inspection showed at least 24 wooden pilings were in need of immediate repair.

Bivens said the fixes will only be a temporary extension for the life of the pier, but it will give state officials time to decide if they will rebuild or relocate the pier. 

The wooden pier was built during World War II by the U.S. Army as a mining wharf.

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