- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

LEWES, Del. (AP) - 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 News Journal reports (https://delonline.us/1IcAu2X ) the fishing destination may reopen as early as September, but might not be open until the end of the year.

Delaware director of parks and recreation Raymond Bivens says the state is in the process of awarding a $420,000 contract to place supporting mechanisms around the pier’s pilings.

Officials ordered the World War II-era pier closed in October when an inspection found it was in immediate need of repairs.

Bivens says 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.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., https://www.delawareonline.com

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