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Ocean Beach Pier reopens following damage from strong storms

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Posted at 4:59 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 14:28:47-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The Ocean Beach Pier reopened Friday morning after unusually strong storms wreaked havoc on the landmark in January, according to the city.

The pier's opening comes just in time for the typically busy Memorial Day Weekend.

The pier was closed to the public in January after strong storms caused damage to more than 2,200 feet of guard rail, electric, water and sewer lines.

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Renovations began in January and was completed on time and under budget, costing the city $309,000, $121,000 less than initially estimated.

The Ocean Beach pier is the second longest on the West Coast at 1,970 feet. It’s also the longest concrete pier in the world.

Opening in 1966, the pier welcomes more than 500,000 people every year.