Frisco Pier again

Frisco Pier again




Staying for the week about 300 yes north of FP. I was asked by a member of our family why the pier has not been torn down or restored. His question is because in the 3 yrs. he has come with us the "ruins" look nearly the same. I remember several times it has been discussed but can not recall a definitive answer. Is there a reason besides government bureaucracy and foot dragging ?


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Good question! The government has advertised to have the pier demolished but that was over a year ago and nothing has happened. Would love to know what the status is!


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At one point, the pier (structure) was owned by an individual, and the land by NPS. And the owner was going to repair/rebuild, but I think money was a problem. Anyway, nothing ever got started, except maybe some supplies being delivered that were never used (something about faulty material). I think, for all intents and purposes, owner abandoned the pier and the idea. And never got around to demolishing it either, again, perhaps a financial issue. So it sits, maybe till it finally gets taken by the sea. Working to coordinate the various agencies may have been problematic, as well. I think NPS got pier ownership since then, but it has still not been demolished, and that's probably a funding thing, too.
That's my recollection, and I'm sure it's a bit fuzzy, and less detailed than a proper explanation, but it's close.
Frankly, I'm amazed at how long it's managed to stand, even on its last legs, as it has.
User hatterasnc probably knows much more about this and may be able to provide a better, more precise explanation. Or perhaps another local, Alexy?


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Thank you Judy, I did a search and came up with this http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/north-carolina/frisco-pier-nc/ it mentioned an article in the Free Press also. Sad situation, but for those $$$, ROI would be near impossible.


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Maybe the government will step in and build another pier like the Jennetts Pier.


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This was my first time to the pier. I took this about a month ago!




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I still can't believe it's standing.



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It was supposed to be torn down in the fall but Matthew hit and the effort was put on hold since the 2 contractors they had tasked with it were (and still are) working full time to restore and rebuild houses in Hatteras that were ruined in the storm.

This particular pier was probably one of the best fishing piers that was on the coast of NC but sadly it will never be repaired. There was talk of the Hatteras island ocean Center putting up a new pier but I think that was all talk.

The pier has been slowly falling apart since Isabelle (2003) so that gives you an idea of how long it has been at the mercy of nature.



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We stayed in pocket full of sunshine right in front of the pier over the 4th. It was great, lot of people still using the public beach parking. I kind of like the way it looks now, lots of great pic opportunites. Actually watched a kite boarder go right inbetween the last two sections of the pier. Everyone else went way out and around but he chanced it. We were all watching waiting to see if he would get hung up!!! That would have been crazy!



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Agree with Alexy. Last I heard contract was awarded to DOT Construction as a pending project, not sure if it is a funding or resource issue, but with contract award one would expect nps allocated the funding at the time of award. Perhaps this Fall work may begin.


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Must be spreading as these photos used to be in a single frame. Oh my!! Banana