Sandwich Boardwalk Officially Re-Opened for 2018 Beach Season

SANDWICH- The iconic Sandwich Boardwalk has been re-opened one week earlier than anticipated to the public after it was closed due to this year’s harsh winter.

On May 4th, selectmen voted 4-0 to approve $76,344 in temporary repair funds, so the structure could be fixed before the start of the heavy summer beach season.

“We were really focused on a two-pronged approach. The first prong was to do some immediate, short term repairs to get it open in time for this summer, which would essentially just buy us some time until we could get a much larger, complete re-construction that stage of the project will take take a couple of years to fully design and permit,” said Doug Lapp, Sandwich’s Assistant Town Manager.

Residents are extremely happy that they can once again access the crossing between both sides of Town Neck Beach.

“We are happy that it got done ahead of schedule which is wonderful. We are excited for the season ahead, it is a landmark, our national treasure. So a lot of people come here, find it, and then they come back time and time again, so really excited to have it open,” says Sandwich resident Justin Aldrich, who was visiting the boardwalk on Thursday.

The original structure was constructed back in 1875 by Gustavus Howland, son of Ellis Howland, who built Sandwich’s historic Town Hall, and has since been rebuilt several times following the original design.


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