Another section of Brighton pier falls into sea

Posted On 11 Feb 2016 at 2:58 pm

Another section of the West Pier has fallen into the sea this morning (Thursday 11 February).

A central piece of the remains of Brighton’s – and Britain’s – only grade I listed pier collapsed shortly after the skeletal structure took a battering from Storm Imogen.

The West Pier Trust website said: “A small section of the central part of the pier ruin collapsed this morning. As always, sad to witness but not surprising after the huge winds on Monday.”

The i360 said on Twitter: “Just spotted from our window that a small section of the West Pier has collapsed.”

Parts of the structure have collapsed on a number of occasions since two fires in 2003 destroyed the derelict pier.

  1. Howard Parr Reply

    I find it infuriating that the West Pier, although grade 1 listed, has been allowed to rot. Yet the BA I360 has a multi million pound budget available to construct a glorified children’s fairground ride,

  2. Stumpy Reply

    So the west pier is being lost to the elements, yet there’s a big bloody concrete eyesore taking over the skyline? Money well spent? PRIORITIES!!!!

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