Part of historic Birnbeck Pier collapses into sea
30 December 2015
From the section Somerset
Birnbeck Pier was damaged in high winds
Part of a historic pier – the only one in Britain to lead to an island – has collapsed into the sea.
A walkway at Birnbeck Pier, in Weston-super-Mare, collapsed into the Bristol Channel, the Birnbeck Regeneration Trust said.
The structure is among the 10 most endangered buildings on a list compiled by The Victorian Society.
The Grade II*-listed pier shut in 1994 and has since fallen into a state of disrepair.
Actor Timothy West recently visited the pier and said it would be “a significant loss” …read more
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