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Remains of the Royal Suspension Chain Pier, Brighton

Remains of the Royal Suspension Chain Pier [Wikipedia] - more than a century old - exposed in the silt [Google map] at low tide in Brighton, East Sussex. The piles are variously reported as being Cast Iron or Petrified Timber. The site is directly opposite New Steine Square / Gardens.

 

Brighton had no harbour, but when sea travel was significantly faster than land travel (by horse), the pier was an optimum departure / embarkation point for Londoners traveling to France. The pier was destroyed by a storm in 1896.

 

See also the "Brighton Chain Pier and Remains" Gallery

 

More Chain Pier links:

Chain Pier Pictures [My Brighton and Hove] including splendid computer generated re-creations

Chain Pier History [My Brighton and Hove]

www.thisbrighton.co.uk/culturepiers.htm

Picture Postcard

Photographers on the Pier from Brighton Photographers 1841-1910

lomokev's clearer vision on flickr

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Taken on March 1, 2010