PENARTH PIER PREPARES TO CLEAR THE DECKS FOR WINTER OVERHAUL

What lies beneath: Supporting the planks of Penarth Pier are trusses which are all going to be replaced

What lies beneath: Supporting the planks of Penarth Pier are trusses which are all going to be replaced

Penarth Pier – which only comparatively recently had all its planking renewed – is about to undergo another major maintenance operation.

All the planking is now to be stripped off – section by section- so that the trusses beneath , which support the boardwalk, can be renewed,

Penarth Pier's planking gets drenched a high tides

Penarth Pier’s planking gets drenched a high tides

Every winter Penarth Pier – which in 2014  won the title “Pier of the Year ” –  receives a severe pasting from heavy seas and high tides, The  latest maintenance is regarded as being essential to ensure the structure is sound and safe.

The pier will remain open to visitors during the operation – but there will be some parts of the decking which will be fenced off and out of bounds to the public.

The planking runs top to borrom of the picture. The trusses run from left right. The main sewer piple is supposed to be suppoted by a metal bracket but is actually secured by webbing straps

The planking runs top to bottom of the picture. The trusses run from left right. The main sewer pipe is supposed to be supported by a metal bracket but is actually hanging on webbing straps

There is quite a lot of remedial work to do underneath the pier’a main promenade deck .

Not only do the trusses require replacement –  but some of the sewer pipework servicing the toilets and kiosks is is still temporarily suspended by webbing straps underneath the pier – some of which are working lose

Not elegant - but essential. A workbase has been set up on the Esplanade

Not elegant – but essential. A temporary workbase has been set up on the Esplanade

A temporary workbase comprising two large shipping containers has been set up on the Esplanade and the work will be getting under way over the next few days

 

 

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3 Responses to PENARTH PIER PREPARES TO CLEAR THE DECKS FOR WINTER OVERHAUL

  1. Tim Hughes says:

    Are these trusses or just beams?

  2. mikeyorke says:

    If extra money was spent replacing these “trusses” with a timber product called Accoya, they will find that they’ll last many times longer than what is probably going to be installed. But it’s probably too late for that now

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