SAN DIEGO - T.B. Penick & Sons, Inc., through its affiliate Triton Structural Concrete, has been awarded a $13.7 million contract to demolish and reconstruct portions of the historic Coney Island Boardwalk in New York City. The project was awarded by the New York City Parks and Recreation Department.
Work will begin immediately to demolish portions of the existing damaged wooden boardwalk; precast concrete slab units will be installed as the foundation of the 2.7-mile boardwalk to strengthen and stabilize it. The boardwalk's existing hardwood timbers will be replaced by a combination of colored and textured pre-cast concrete slabs, custom exposed aggregate and sustainably harvested hardwood wood decking. The project duration is two years, however, Triton anticipates completing early in approximately fall 2010, dependent upon the weather and summer tourism.
The Coney Island Boardwalk fronts a broad sandy beach that stretches from West 37th Street at Seagate through Coney Island and Brighton Beach to the beginning of the community of Manhattan Beach, a distance of just over 2½ miles. The Boardwalk links the excitement of Coney's colorful amusements and the sweeping calm of beach and ocean.
Officially known as Riegelmann Boardwalk, the structure has been repaired and/or reconstructed numerous times since it was originally built in 1923 and is an iconic symbol of New York City and its famous playground, Coney Island.