Gulf State Park Pier re-construction still in permitting process

Gulf State Park Pier re-construction still in permitting process

Plans to restore Gulf State Park Pier to its full length are currently in the permitting phase with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE), with officials hoping to receive the permit early in 2022 and put the project out for bid by late-February. After a final review, expectation is that construction will begin in April.
The coordination between the federal agencies and permitting takes time and is a tedious process, according to an Alabama State Parks press release. But if all goes as planned, the re-opening of the pier should occur near the end of this summer.
The 1,540-foot long pier was second longest on the Gulf of Mexico, but destruction caused by Hurricane Sally on September 16, 2020 collapsed a 200-foot section near the octagonal fishing area at the south end just as one of the Gulf of Mexico’s premier piers was set to reopen after a substantial renovation.
A partial section of the pier has been open since January of 2021. Approximately 725 feet of the pier is available and accessible for anglers on both sides.

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