With just 11 weeks to the unofficial start of summer, the city of San Diego is preparing to launch a series of significant repairs to the Ocean Beach Pier.
The pier was damaged by intense waves during a series of winter storms in January.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and City Councilmember Jennifer Campbell are expected to discuss the repairs Thursday.
The pier was closed Friday, Jan. 18 when several seawalls were breached at local beaches.
Lifeguards and city officials closed the pier to pedestrians as 10 to 12-foot waves tore the railing and wood paneling off the side of the pier.
City workers had to wait until the weather improved to assess the damage and, according to a statement from the mayor’s office, more than 2,200 feet of guard rail, electric, water and sewer lines need to be repaired or replaced.
The cost of the repair is estimated to be $430,000, the mayor’s office said.
At more than 1,970 feet, the Ocean Beach pier is the second longest on the West Coast and the longest concrete pier in the world.
The pier opened in 1966 and more than 500,000 people visit every year.
Source: NBC San Diego