Repairs on city’s pier right on track
Earthquake repairs to New Brighton Pier are nearing completion.
The contractor working on the pier hoped to have 12 of its 17 columns repaired by Christmas, a Christchurch City Council spokeswoman said.
Repairs have included the use of large, water-tight tubes called caissons.
The tubes are placed around the columns and driven into the seabed, allowing seawater to be pumped out and giving contractors dry access.
Work on the $4 million pier, which opened in 1997, began in February.
It is expected to be finished in April next year, the council spokeswoman said.
Parts of the pier have been closed during the repairs.
The closed area would be gradually reduced as the support columns were repaired.