NORWALK - Thousands of Norwalk residents made their way to Calf Pasture Wednesday night to see the fireworks show.

However, they did not have access to the park's fishing pier that was damaged two years ago.

Parks and Recreation Director Mike Mocciae says the pier was first hit hard by Tropical Storm Irene. Just as crews were ready to start repairs, Sandy struck. Officials say the entire pier had to be totally reconstructed after Sandy hit.

Officials say they have received permit approvals from the Department of Energy, Department of Environmental Protection and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. They hope to start reconstruction later this summer.

City officials say they expect a over $1 million from FEMA for renovations. They hope to start the project in August and finish by Dec. 1.