Construction Begins On Santa Monica Pier Renewal Project

Saturday, 27 Apr 2013, 9:44:00 AM

Brenton Garen

The City of Santa Monica is rejuvenating the structure of the Santa Monica Pier for increased structural soundness and extending the pier’s service life.
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The City of Santa Monica is rejuvenating the structure of the Santa Monica Pier for increased structural soundness and extending the pier’s service life.

The City of Santa Monica started construction of its Pier Renewal Project on Thursday. Construction is expected to last approximately one year.

Built in the early 1900s, the original structure has undergone several remodels over its 100-plus year life.

The Pier Renewal will involve:

• Construction of a 20-foot wide pedestrian trestle on the south side of the pier, beginning at the western edge of the Newcomb Pier and extending 175 feet west around the construction zone.

• Installation of new concrete columns.

• Removal of the existing timber columns, timber substructure, and installation of the new concrete substructure.

• Installation of the new timber decking.

Construction is expected to conclude in spring 2014.

The pier and its businesses will remain open throughout construction.

For questions about the Pier Renewal call the City's information hotline at 213.995.3910 or visit www.smgov.net/bebp.

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