Sandown Culver Pier, Isle of Wight

Sandown Culver Pier, Isle of Wight, May 2012

Spans:English Channel
Design:(i) W Binns; (ii) Theodore Saunders
Construction:Pairs of cast iron piles with cross bracing, iron girder framework supporting timber deck
Year opened:(i) 1879; (ii) 1895
Original length:(i) 110m; (ii) 297m, 1895
Present length:297m
Fire:1989
Restoration:1895, 1934, 1954, 1968, 1971-3, 1986

Sandown Culver Pier has enjoyed the attentions of many illustrious visitors in its 244 year history: Earl Mountbatten, governor of the Isle of Wight and Admiral of the Fleet, carried out an official re-opening ceremony on 22 July 1973, the Queen has strolled along its boardwalks and a host of popular entertainers, such as Julie Andrews and Tony Hancock are said to have started their careers at the pier’s theatre.

Sandown Pier
Esplanade
Sandown
PO36 8JT

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Sandown Culver Pier
KEY: white circle = pier & black square = venue