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Jun 14, 2013 9:25 AM by AP

Mandeville fishing pier to reopen

MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) - For the first time since Hurricane Isaac, the Mandeville fishing pier will be open to the public this weekend.

Mandeville Public Works Director David DeGeneres tells The Times-Picayune work to repair storm damage to the pier, which extends 400 feet into Lake Pontchartrain, should be completed by Friday afternoon.

City officials had hoped to have the pier ready for Memorial Day weekend, but unexpected delays in the delivery of materials needed to complete repairs delayed the reopening.

The repairs to the pier cost $343,000, with the federal government picking up 75 percent and the city 25 percent. The slow-moving Isaac inflicted significant damage to the pier, ripping up decking, handrails and fencing.

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