A little over two weeks of construction has led to an even clearer picture on how the expansion of Casino Pier will look in Seaside Heights.
Pilings to support the future pier have been added to an outline that was installed at the end of September. The new portion of the pier, which will contain several thrill rides, will connect to the north side of the current pier and proceed north for the length of about one block, approximately at the midpoint of Sheridan Avenue.
The expanded pier will take up the entire width of the beach in the area. The easternmost pilings are now partially submerged over the ocean, however they will likely be on land once a planned beach replenishment project is completed.
In exchange for the land on which it is expanded, Casino Pier gave the borough a boardwalk-front lot in the northern portion of town and a historic Dentzel-Loof carousel. The borough is planning to build a boardwalk museum in which the carousel will be housed.