Ocean Beach Pier Repairs Delayed Due to Storms

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Repairs to the damaged Ocean Beach Pier will be delayed due to the current storm systems hitting San Diego, San Diego officials told the media Thursday, Jan. 31.

Alec Phillipp with the City’s Public Works Department stated to media city crews were still clearing away damaged materials and assessing the pier. Phillip said:

“We don’t have any estimates as of now, as we have to fully assess the extent of the damage before beginning repairs.”

The current storm system with its high surf has slowed down the inspection process and will slow any further work further over the next few days, Phillip said.

“The forecasted rain will likely delay our ability to assess and repair the pier.”

He also said a generator is powering lights on the pier to help boats navigate around it,

OB’s iconic pier – now 53 years old – has been closed since it was damaged by high surf and king tides during that January 18 storm. Its missing a significant chunk of the railing, which was damaged along with its the wood paneling.

The pier will remain closed. In the meantime locals and visitors alike are disappointed they can’t stroll or run on the pier or simply lean on the railing and watch nature and the surfers.



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