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  1. #1
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    Oct 2008
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    RIP Frisco Pier??

    http://hamptonroads.com/2010/09/wave...teras?cid=ltst

    A buddy called last nite and said Frisco Pier had collapsed. The VIrginian-Pilot says so, too. Say it ain't so!!

  2. #2
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    Jul 2010
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    on the bay & a block from the ocean.
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    that thing has been on the verge of collapse for over a year. they can now build it stronger and faster.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Virginia Beach
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    R.I.P that would have been a sight... : ,(

  4. #4
    yeah, had some good times at that pier. Dude is right, though, now they can build a big ugly concrete one- and probably make all kinds of surfing restrictions in the process...

  5. #5
    It's better to have happened now. The pier from my hometown (Jacksonville Beach, FL) had a similar fate in 1999, when hurricane Floyd destroyed the old wooden pier. A new concrete one was constructed and as the sand formations around the pier columns collected the wave breaks a lot better. Look at it this way, if a new pier is built, it at least helps out the local construction business (at least he concrete guys).

  6. #6
    Hatteras Realty has been posting some YouTube videos of the Frisco Pier falling apart, bit by bit, the past couple of days, on their web page and their Facebook page.

    An institution is crumbling into the sand.

    Lots of hazardous debris will be floating around in that area for the next week or so.

  7. #7
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    Oct 2008
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    Definitely gotta be careful in the water there so's we don't hit any submerged debris. The old pier was definitely an integral part of our annual Thanksgiving trip to the Banks. Lots of fun sessions there. I particularly liked the sinkers plunking down all around me as I tried to sneak in closer to the pier.

    Curious to see how a new pier (if and when built) will affect the break.

  8. #8
    RIP. Thanks for those Novermber days and the occasional summer swell with a north wind.

  9. #9
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    Mar 2008
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    south bethany
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  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
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    in the grace of the most holy FSM
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    to quote the article, it's still standing...sort of.

    http://www.islandfreepress.org/2010A...linaCoast.html