February 22, 2024
Excessive surf covers the Ocean Seashore Pier in water. Photograph by way of @OtayMark X

Closed since October, excessive surf additional broken Ocean Seashore Pier over the New 12 months’s weekend, based on authorities Monday.

Massive waves of eight to 12 toes with units as much as 18 toes have pounded the 57-year-old pier at 1850 Ocean Entrance St. in latest days.

“The cycle of injury and repairs for the Ocean Seashore Pier has been an rising problem lately — and one which we can’t stop,” mentioned Rania Amen, director of the Metropolis of San Diego’s Engineering and Capital Tasks Division mentioned Monday. “Our groups will monitor the scenario all through the storm season, and be prepared to completely assess the construction, each above and under the water, as soon as it’s applicable.”

In 2018, a examine by consultants Moffatt & Nichol discovered that ongoing structural issues with the growing old pier have induced it to succeed in the top of its helpful service life. That examine additionally decided that doubtlessly changing the pier is the best choice for it within the long-term, given the continuing prices of repairs and the necessity to modernize the ability, in addition to anticipating future sea-level rise.

An Ocean Seashore Pier Process Pressure comprised of volunteers nominated by native advisory teams and representatives from the Metropolis of San Diego, has been fashioned to check the opportunity of changing the pier.

Ocean Seashore Pier has been closed a number of occasions over the previous few years. The Metropolis of San Diego mentioned it has spent $1.7 million to restore the pier throughout that point.

Ocean Seashore Pier is predicted to stay closed by way of early 2024.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.