WHITE ROCK, B.C. – Canada’s longest pier in White Rock, B.C. is once again complete after being partially destroyed by a storm last winter.
The city worked with Greystone Design Management Contractors, to restore and reopen the East Beach Promenade in July. Working with contractor PPM Civil Constructors, the city has now repaired the pier for public use.
Last December, the pier was torn in half by a storm surge with winds of up to 91 kilometres an hour. Residents, businesses and province raised money to fund the repairs and costs not covered by insurance. Donations will be publicly recognized at the official reopening of the White Rock Pier scheduled to be held on Saturday, Sept. 21.
“Reopening the White Rock Pier is a highlight for me as mayor of this beautiful city by the sea,” said Mayor Darryl Walker. “I am extremely proud of the work of City Council and staff for making it a priority to reopen the pier before the end of the summer. Residents and visitors have been enjoying our beach and restored promenade. Now, everyone can enjoy the much-loved White Rock Pier.”
The 470-metre-long White Rock Pier is iconic in the city of 20,000 located in Semiahmoo Bay. The pier was built in 1914 out of wood and underwent extensive restoration in 1977. It has a breakwater at its southern end.