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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Repairs to the James T. Wilson Fishing Pier at Buckroe Beach will begin soon

damaged pier

Feb. 28, 2020 - Repairs to the  James T. Wilson Fishing Pier at Buckroe Beach will begin soon and are expected to be completed by early August. The pier was damaged when a barge broke free during a storm in late November.

The city has hired Marine Contracting for the repair work, which will cost $1,091,659. City funds will be used initially to ensure the repairs begin as soon as possible, but the city is pursuing a claim against the company whose equipment caused the damage. 

The assessment showed the first two sections of the pier closes to the restroom and bait shop building had collapsed. Two of the pilings supporting the northeast corner of the building are missing, and another is damaged.

Initial work was completed in early January by Precon Marine Inc., which stabilized the fishing pier and repaired damage to the observation pier.

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