NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Newport's famous Cliff Walk is officially reopening after being damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
A ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony is being held Tuesday at the entrance to the 3.5-mile trail, which runs between the Atlantic Ocean and many of the city's most spectacular Gilded Age mansions.
It attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors a year and is Rhode Island's most visited tourist attraction.
The storm washed away and damaged several sections of the walk, and most of it has been closed in the 20 months since the storm. A mile-long section has remained open.
Around $5 million was approved to repair the damage.
A small section in a less-traveled portion of the walk is still closed but is expected to open next month.
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