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Jacksonville Beach Pier grand re-opening

It's official! Wednesday at 10 a.m. Mayor Lenny Curry and Mayor Christine Hoffman hosted a ribbon cutting to re-open the Jacksonville Beach landmark.

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. — Don't call it a comeback. Or do, because the Jacksonville Beach Pier is back in business after a lengthy hiatus. So walk on out there, or saunter .

Strike up the band as we welcome back this feature of Jacksonville Beach.

May the rebuilt pier have many sturdy years to come.

The pier fully closed in 2019 to repair damages from Hurricanes Irma and Matthew. 

The structure has been raised an additional eight-feet to protect from storm surge and withstand future storms.

Credit: WTLV
Renderings obtained by First Coast News show the pier with larger and stronger pilings with a slope of 8 feet. The deck is raised to make it sturdier

A list of people who will be on-hand to celebrate the new beginning of this structural era:

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry

City of Jacksonville Mayor Christine Hoffman

City of Jacksonville Beach Council President Terrance Freeman

Council Vice President Ron Salem

Council Member Rory Diamond

John Pappas, Director of Public Works 

Daryl Joseph, Director of Parks

Recreation and Community Services Tom Goldsbury

Project Manager, Building Inspection Division

RELATED: Jacksonville Beach Pier to close, undergo two-year renovation starting Monday

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