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Bognor Pier

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Opened on 5 May 1865 to the design of Sir Charles Fox and J. W. Wilson. Initially constructed with a length of 1000 ft (305m), it now stands at 350 ft (107m).

  • Total length of this pier, 996ft. ;
  • Width of the deck 19ft.
  • At low water spring tides the distance from the head to the water line is 600ft.
  • Its total cost was £4975;
  • its cost per foot superficial being 5s. 2 3/4d.,
  • and per foot forward £5.
  • This pier is almost entirely devoid of ornamentation, and has a simple timber toll house in the centre of the approach. [1]

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