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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

New Brighton Pier & Library.


On 1 November 1997 the new pier was officially opened, the culmination of more than 30 years work by the Pier and Foreshore Society. It raised almost $2 million from the community which was matched by a further $2 million from the Christchurch City Council

The original New Brighton Pier, built in 1894, stood on the same site as the present pier. When the original pier was threatened with demolition in 1963 a group of residents, formed the Pier and Foreshore Society to try to save it. However, it was unsuccessful and the pier was demolished in 1964.

Designer: Andrew Barclay.Warren & Mahoney
Length: 300 metres
Height: 7 metres above high tide
Width: 6 metres
Deck: 900mm thick pre-stressed concrete
Piles: 17 piles, 1.4 metres diameter, 20 metres apart

You might like to have a look at the webcams in New Brighton, either overlooking the Pier or looking down the beach

3D Model of the New Brighton Library, Pier and the Clock by pivnice

Download KMZ from here.

See post at Google Earth Community here.

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