Pier FAQs:


Q: Is a pier a raised structure in a body of water?

A: Yes, and typically supported by well-spaced piles or pillars.

Q: Is a pier a successor of an earlier pier?

A: Yes, and which was completed in 1901 but in 1943 destroyed by the German occupation forces.

Q: Were piers located around the UK coast?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a pier at Southend-on-sea?

A: Yes, and Essex, and extends 1.3 miles into the Thames estuary.

Q: Are piers often primarily used for fishing?

A: Yes.

Q: Are piers built for the purpose of providing boatless anglers access to fishing grounds that are otherwise inaccessible?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a pier built in 1933?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a pier built in 1894?

A: Yes.

Q: Were piers first built in Britain during the early 19th century?

A: Yes.

Q: Are piers usually much shorter?

A: Yes.

Q: Are piers floating piers?

A: Yes, and to ensure that the piers raise and lower with the tide along with the boats tied to them.

Q: Was a pier the resorts' answer?

A: Yes, and permitting holidaymakers to promenade over and alongside the sea at all times.

Q: Are piers often found at ports with large tidal ranges?

A: Yes, and with the pier stretching far enough off shore to reach deep water at low tide.

Q: Were piers built for the handling of passengers and cargo onto and off ships or canal boats?

A: Yes.

Q: Were piers of wooden construction?

A: Yes, and with iron structures being introduced with the construction in 1855 of Margate Jetty, in Margate, England.