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The concrete and steel research pier is the centerpiece of the FRF. It took two years to construct and was completed in 1977. It was constructed to survive severe storm conditions. The pier deck is 6 m (20 ft) wide and extends 560 m (1840 ft) from the dune to a nominal water depth of approximately 7 m (21 ft). The deck is supported on 1 m (3 ft) diameter steel pilings which are imbedded 15-18 m (50-60 ft) below the ocean bottom. The pier deck is 7.7 m (25 ft) above the sea surface and was design

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