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Rug Doctor: If they spent millions of tax dollars rebuilding the boardwalk, a lot of these people would be railing about the irresponsible squandering of money.Also, this isn't the twin towers -- since when did the Jersey shore become a national treasure that must be memorialized at all costs?
Cambrian: Call me crazy but a concrete structure sounds more durable than WOODEN BOARDWALK
MFAWG: Cambrian: Call me crazy but a concrete structure sounds more durable than WOODEN BOARDWALKYeah, not seeing the problem either.
ZAZ: What's so special about tropical hardwood? Can you put cheap, frequently-replaced wood strips over a durable concrete-and-steel structure?
A Shambling Mound: Cambrian: Call me crazy but a concrete structure sounds more durable than WOODEN BOARDWALKBecause the original wood one didn't last very long at all.
Last Man on Earth: Agreed. I'm nowhere near there, so I maybe I'm missing something, but right after a hurricane, it seems like replacing the fragile wood with wood-paneled concrete would be a much smarter play. Is there some amazingly irreplaceable element to the wood that I'm just not seeing?
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