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Hastings Pier Today

Hastings Pier Today*

More pictures? - Hastings Pier from old postcards or www.1066.net/hastings-pier or 'The end of the pier?' - after the fire

Post-card's home pageClick for Braybrooke Road Guest Book

* Photographed 29th July 2010. A quick look at the state of the underside of Hastings Pier gives an indication of the monumental task facing the Hastings Pier & White Rock Trust. We wish them well.

Hastings Pier
Looking for all the world like a hangman's noose, a tie-bar dangles uselessly. In the background cross-bracing broken away.
Hastings Pier
The cladding is an attempt to abate shingle erosion of Hastings pier's support columns

Hastings Pier
One of Hastings Pier's main support columns is missing - this was one of the square ones replacing those removed during the war when the pier was cut in half

Hastings Pier
Cross-member falling off and note the hole right through the support member.
Hastings Pier
Note the sagging crossmembers - they are supposed to add rigidity to Hastings Pier's legs
Hastings Pier
Not as bad as it looks - the angled legs are actually parts of the original 'A' frame design incorporated in most Eugenius Birch piers.
Hastings Pier
Festooned with discarded fishing nets and marine flotsam and jetsam the structure hosts its own art exhibition.
Hastings Pier
Rotting girder work and missing decking on Hastings Pier
Hastings Pier
Collapsed supports and failed bracing, Hastings Pier is just one good storm away from collapse
Hastings Pier
More rotting girder-work just below Hastings Pier's deck level

More pictures? - Hastings Pier from old postcards or www.1066.net/hastings-pier or after the fire

Post-card's home pageClick for Braybrooke Road Guest Book

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