Cleethorpes Pier, North East Lincolnshire
|Spans:||River Humber/ North Sea|
|Design:||Cleethorpes J E & A Dowson|
|Construction:||Raked tubular iron piles, arched iron cross-beams, timber deck|
|Restoration:||1888, 1905, 1968, 1983-5, 1989-93|
Cleethorpes Pier is one of the shortest in the UK and was financed by the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railways. When it first opened the walkway was 366m long but in World War II a section of the pier was removed amid fears of German invasion. After the war the isolated part of the pier was demolished, reducing it to its present length. In December 2012 the London Evening Standard carried a half-page advertisement offering Cleethorpes Pier for sale. An auction held on the pier in February 2013 failed to reach its guide price of £400,000.
North East Lincolnshire