Dunoon Pier, Scotland

Dunoon Pier, Scotland, May 2013

Spans:Firth of Clyde
Construction:Timber piles braced in pairs by diagonal timbers with outer piles battered to resist force of berthing ships
Year Opened:(i) 1835; (ii) 1895
Original length:122m
Present length:122m
Storm damage:1848, 1991, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2012
Restoration:1845, 1849, 1867, 1888, 1896-8, 1937, 1980s

The first Dunoon pier appeared in 1835 and was then enlarged in1867 to cater for the growth of paddle-steamer traffic. Fleets of steamers brought holidaymakers from Glasgow to Dunoon right up to the late 1960s and the pier is still visited by the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world, the P.S.Waverley.  In June 2009, the Waverley was grounded and had to be taken out of service after it struck Dunoon Pier. Both the steamer and the pier were damaged and several passengers suffered minor injuries.

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PA23 8SB

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Dunoon Pier
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