Construction has begun to replace the New Castle Pier destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.
The replacement will cost $1.2 million and extend 170 feet out into the Delaware River.
Work on the pier should be wrapped up by the end of the year.
City Administrator Bill Barthel told the Wilmington News Journal that the new pier will allow the replica of Kalmar Nyckel from the 1600’s and other vessels to dock in the city.
The paper reports that the new pier has spurred renewed discussion about reviving ferry traffic between New Castle and Pennsville in New Jersey.