27East.com: After Hurricane Sandy battered one of two remaining sections of the old Ponquogue Bridge, [Hampton Bays, New York] officials say the 83-year-old section, currently used as a fishing pier, will have to be demolished.

Most of the northern section of the former drawbridge on Shinnecock Bay was heavily damaged during the storm. A section more than 30 feet long in the middle of the old span was completely washed away by the waves, leaving 200 feet of the decommissioned structure in shambles and cut off from land.

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