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Imperial Beach Pier Reopening 7 a.m., Saturday, September 18

The Port of San Diego and City of Imperial Beach will be reopening the Imperial Beach Pier at 7 a.m., Saturday, September 18. An inspection and analysis of the pier, after the loss of a broken piling, shows the structural integrity of the pier has not diminished and is therefore safe for the public to use.

On September 13, 2021 around 6:30 p.m., the Port was informed by the City that a pier piling could be seen floating in the water. Due to the apparent structural damage, the Imperial Beach lifeguards closed the pier to the public out of an abundance of caution for public safety.

The Port’s engineering department and consultants are still working on a repair schedule for the broken piling. It remains undetermined what caused the piling to break but was likely due to surf and environmental conditions.

About THE Port of San Diego

The Port of San Diego serves the people of California as a specially created district, balancing multiple uses on 34 miles along San Diego Bay spanning five cities. Collecting no tax dollars, the Port manages a diverse portfolio to generate revenues that support vital public services and amenities.

The Port champions Maritime, Waterfront Development, Public Safety, Experiences and Environment, all focused on enriching the relationship people and businesses have with our dynamic waterfront. From cargo and cruise terminals to hotels and restaurants, from marinas to museums, from 22 public parks to countless events, the Port contributes to the region’s prosperity and remarkable way of life on a daily basis.