Wednesday, September 07, 2011
ABC Wednesday: H is for
Hole in Southport Pier
On our recent visit to Southport we'd taken the ramp up from Ocean Plaza on to the pier and headed towards town.
When we got towards the Marine Lake we found that the top end of the pier had been closed off by the police.
We weren't sure why and I took a bit of a zoom shot and this was what I caught (only I couldn't actually see this until I'd got home and downloaded it on to the computer). We were diverted on to the footpath by the skateboard park to the new road and bridge over Marine Lake which opened a few years ago.
When we got round to the pierhead we found out the reason for the closure. As reported later in Southport Online News a Fosters Beer lorry making a delivery to Funland had driven on to the decking and became stuck. The pier planks broke under the vehicle's weight leaving the lorry resting on its axles.
I've no information about the current state of the pier.
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