SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The Ocean Beach Pier, which has been closed since mid-January due to damage from strong storms and high tides, could be reopened in time for San Diego's busy summer beach season.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and other city officials are expected to update the public Thursday on the progress being made on repair work at the pier.
Damage from a series of winter storms and king tides forced the historic OB Pier to shut down Jan. 18. Debris and wood from the pier even washed up on shore during the storms.
According to city officials, it was determined that more than 2,200 feet of guardrail, as well as electric, water and sewer lines, are in need of “serious repair or replacement.”
The estimated cost for the repair effort stands at $430,000, city officials said.
Officials are hoping the fixes at the San Diego landmark will be in place before the Memorial Day weekend.
The OB Pier first opened in 1966, and at more than 1970 feet, it is the second-longest pier on the West Coast and longest concrete pier in the world.
More than 500,000 people visit the pier every year, according to the city.