Bangor Garth Pier, North Wales

Bangor Garth Pier, North Wales, September 2011

Bangor Garth Pier, North Wales, September 2011

Spans:Menai Strait
Design:John James Webster
Construction:Cast iron screw piles concreted into well holes supporting steel lattice girders; timber joints; planked decking
Year opened:1896
Original length:473m
Present length:458m
Restoration:1914, 1982-1988

After an 1893 Parliamentary Bill, work on the pier began and it was opened by Lord Penrhyn at a cost of £17,000. In 1914, a cargo steamer collided with it and repairs were carried out by the Royal Engineers. The second-longest pier in Wales, stretching two-thirds of the way across the Menai Strait, it is now Grade II* listed, though the structure requires £2 million for essential maintenance work. There is an honesty box at the throat requesting that each walker contribute 25p to its upkeep.

Garth Road
Bangor
Gwynedd
Wales
LL57 2SW

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Bangor Garth Pier
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