ST3062 : Birnbeck Island and Pier

taken 6 years ago, 3 km from Kewstoke, North Somerset, Great Britain

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Birnbeck Island and Pier
Birnbeck Island and Pier
The pier is almost derelict. It is closed to the public, only used by RNLI personnel for access to the lifeboat station (if you look carefully, you can see the red door of the lifeboat station on the island).
Birnbeck Pier
Birnbeck Pier at Weston-super-Mare was opened in 1867, with additional jetties constructed later to accommodate steam boats. It connects the mainland to a small 1.2 hectare island.

The Grade II* listed LinkExternal link pier has been closed to the public since 1994 and is now on the Buildings at Risk Register.

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Date Taken
Thursday, 12 December, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 17 December, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Derelict, Disused  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 3066 6249 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:21.4339N 2:59.8327W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 3084 6235
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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