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in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
The only pier in Britain linking an island with the mainland.
The pier is in an unsafe condition, and there is no public access.
A good account is given in the Wikipedia entry.
Built 1864-7. Designed by Eugenius Birch.
The history and current problems, from an engineering viewpoint, were well described in an I.C.E. Report.