February 29, 2024
Waves slam into Crystal Pier in Pacific Seaside in January. Photograph by Chris Stone

Officers stated Friday that they’ve closed Crystal Pier in Pacific Seaside indefinitely, citing fears about injury from excessive surf.

“The pier will stay closed till excessive surf situations have subsided and a injury evaluation of the pier may be accomplished to find out the potential want for any repairs,” the town stated in a tweet.

“Harmful giant breaking waves of 6 to fifteen ft” are anticipated to proceed by early Monday, in keeping with the Nationwide Climate Service.

It’s the newest hassle for native piers following years of points.

One finish of Crystal Pier was quickly closed earlier this 12 months as a precaution as a result of the construction appeared to have sustained storm injury. After a advisor decided that, although the pier had sustained minor injury, it was secure for public use, it re-opened in Might.

As well as, the town final month determined to shut the Ocean Seaside Pier by storm season.

Virtually a 12 months in the past, the OB pier was broken and it remained closed till early July. The town launched into repairs that value an estimated $230,000.

That adopted restore tasks in 2019 and 2021.