Brighton Palace Pier, East Sussex

Brighton Palace Pier, East Sussex, April 2013

Brighton Palace Pier, East Sussex, April 2013

Brighton Palace Pier and West Pier, East Sussex, April 2013

Spans:English Channel
Design:Richard St George Moore
Construction:Cast iron columns on screw piles, wrought iron bracing, hardwood deck
Year opened:1899 (completed 1901)
Original length:537m
Present length:537m
Restoration:1938, 1994

Brighton Palace Pier replaced the The Royal Suspension Chain Pier, which was washed away in a storm in 1896. It took nearly ten years to complete and cost an unprecedented £27,000 to build. In 1928 the first dodgems were introduced to Britain by Messrs Lusse Brothers and within four years Brighton Pier had its very own dodgems and Big Wheel.  It is the most visited pier in the UK. Put up for sale in 2011 it was later taken off the market after a successful summer season.

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Brighton Palace Pier
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