The OB ‘Re-Pier’ Begins – City Pledges to Have Pier Open by Memorial Day

by on March 8, 2019 · 0 comments

in Ocean Beach

Come Inside for Photos of OB Pier Being Crushed

The “re-pier” of the OB Pier begins. The City expects to have crews to completely repair the OB Pier and have it open by Memorial Day. As of right now, the city expects to spend $430,000 in emergency repairs.

The Pier has been closed since mid-January when it suffered mucho damage during that winter storm; it was so strong that it literally tore off pieces of wood and they washed ashore and locals and tourists grabbed the remnants as souvenirs.  2,200 feet of railings were damaged by the storm which crashed the pier’s electrical, sewer and water lines.

Of course, these utilities are necessary for the restaurant, the bait shop, the public restrooms, the fish cleaning sinks, the lights and foghorn.

The repairs include the replacement of 2,200 feet of railings, about 1,100 feet on the north and south sides of the pier.

An estimated half million visitors a year grace the OB Pier. The city, local merchants and citizens want the Pier open ASAP.\

For more, see San Diego Union-Tribune.

In the meantime, check these out ….

OB Pier crusher – by Joe Ewing (public domain image)

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