TQ3003 : West Pier, Brighton (detail)

taken 31 years ago, near to Brighton and Hove, Great Britain

West Pier, Brighton (detail)
West Pier, Brighton (detail)
Cut off from the mainland and ruined. Designed by Eugenius Birch and opened in 1866, the West Pier closed in 1975 and has been decaying slowly ever since. There were initially projects to reopen it but collapses in 2002 and fires in 2003 left it beyond repair, in the view of English Heritage; subsequently, some controlled demolition has further reduced the remaining structure. The structure seen here has now gone [2019].
1. West Pier

The West Pier in Brighton was built in 1866 by Eugenius Birch and has been closed and deteriorating since 1975

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Date Taken
Friday, 17 August, 1990   (more nearby)
Friday, 29 March, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Disused (from Tags)
Pier (from Tags)
West Pier 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3026 0378 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:49.1354N 0:9.1312W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3043 0396
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Brighton Seafront  Brighton Pier  Brighton  Pier (Disused)  Pier Remains  Ruined Pier  Pier  Seaside Resort 

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