JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. - Part of the Jacksonville Beach Pier reopened to the public Thursday morning.
The landmark has been closed off and on after repeated batterings from Hurricanes Matthew and Irma in 2016 and 2017, causing extensive damage that required repairs.
The rest of the pier will remain closed as the structure is reviewed for a re-design project.
In light of the reopening, we've put together a list of things you should know about the pier:
- WHAT? Approximately 625 feet, or roughly half, of the pier is reopening. This section runs from the seawall to bent No. 17. Crews have replaced the decks and added new railings.
- WHEN? Starting at 6 a.m. Thursday, residents and visitors can once again walk along the pier. It will remain open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
- HOW MUCH? While officials have not provided a price tag for the damage, there are some costs we can tell you about. There's a $1 fee for access and $3 for fishing.
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