SD3317 : A hole in the pier

taken 7 years ago, near to Marshside, Sefton, Great Britain

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A hole in the pier
A hole in the pier
The landside of Southport Pier was closed on Friday 19th August 2011 after a 7-tonne lorry delivering beer to Funland crashed through the wooden planking of the pier. LinkExternal link
Southport Pier
The pier, although shortened in 1897 compared with its fullest extent in 1868, is still Britain's second longest, after Southend on Sea, with a length of approximately 1 kilometre. The gradual receding of the shoreline since it was built in 1860 means that even at a spring high tide no more than half its length is above water, and at extreme low tide the sea can be up to 3 kilometres beyond the present pier end.

The pier is listed grade 2 (list entry 1379746) although I am surprised it is not at least grade 2* given its historical interest.
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Date Taken
Friday, 19 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 22 August, 2011
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People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 334 175 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:39.0334N 3:0.5077W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 334 175
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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