Beaumaris Pier, North Wales

Beaumaris Pier, North Wales, September 2011

Spans:Menai Strait
Design:Frederick Foster
Construction:Originally iron girders on wooden piles; now part in stonework (shoreward end) and timber and ironwork (seaward end)
Year opened:1846
Original length:174m
Present length:174m
Restoration:1872, 1895, 1960s, 1970s, 1987, 2011-2012

Originally constructed of wooden piles and iron girders the pier was rebuilt in 1872 after sustaining storm damage. For many years, it was particularly popular in the summer months with ferry services to and from Menai Bridge, Llandudno and Liverpool provided by the steamers of the Liverpool & North Wales Steamship Company. The pier reopened in 2012 after two years of renovations which included replacing all the timber decking and steel beams, restoring the pier to its full width.

Beaumaris
Isle of Anglesey
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