‘Piers of Ocean Beach’ by OB Historical Society

by on September 27, 2023 · 1 comment

in History, Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach Historical Society hosted their Piers of Ocean Beach program outside at the entrance to the pier at the foot of Niagara Avenue, Thursday evening September 21.

An audience of between 50 and 60 listened to a low-tech presentation in three parts.

Eric DuVall of OBHS discussed the predecessors to the OB Pier:

 the Mission Bay Bridge, known colloquially as the Fishing Bridge (1915-1951), and the first Ocean Bridge Fishing Pier, remembered as the Steel Pier (1941-1951).

OB’s Steele Pier (1941-51) – blow up of larger photo.

Structural Engineer Ralph Teyssier discussed the 1966 construction of the OB Pier by his father’s construction company, Teyssier and Teyssier.

 Ocean Beach kid Matthew Martinez, lead designer for the Ocean Beach Pier Renewal project fished from the pier the day it opened in 1966.  Kitty McDaniel photo

As the sun set, architectural engineer Matthew Martinez, lead designer for Moffat and Nichol, the city’s contractor for the Ocean Beach Pier Renewal project, discussed the progress of project and encouraged anyone interested to complete the survey published following the third Pier Renewal Workshop.

Plenty of community input has been solicited and is reflected in the three proposed design options which were unveiled September 9.  Your input is still important.  If interested please take the survey here.

Top Photo: Structural Engineer Ralph Teyssier discusses the construction of the OB Pier.  Lee Miller photo


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Kathleen Blavatt September 27, 2023 at 1:09 pm

The Ocean Beach Historical Society OB Pier program turned out wonderfully. The speakers were incredible, and the lovely sunset with the pelicans gliding by made for a perfect event.
Thanks to all who helped with the program and the guests that attended. Please be involved with the future pier plans. Let’s have a pier that reflects O.B.


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