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Birnbeck Pier - Weston Super-Mare

Discussion in 'Urban Exploring Videos' started by AJFWSKS, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. AJFWSKS

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    This now very run down pier in Weston was closed in 1994 after a long lifespan which included being used as a new weapons testing site during WW2. Great for photography but be weary for the volunteers in the tower next to the base of the Pier as they are often on duty during daylight hours and will rather impolitely ask you to leave. After an initial failure on a previous day, we turned up and a woman was on duty in there. We basically sat there behind a wall and waited for the right moment to throw ourselves over and hastily make our way across. Strangely she didn't seem to do anything and instead opted to stare at us as we walked back along the walkway with an open mouth. Hi-vis vests proved helpful.

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    Cool place this. Glad you guys made it in safe and sound :thumb
     
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    Hi do you post these videos on any such YouTube channel?
     
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    How was it going across the walkway? Doesn't look particularly sturdy ;)
     
  5. Team Birnbeck

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    Hi to all

    I'm one of the team of engineers currently involved with Birnbeck Pier - I don't want to be a spoilsport here - and I've got nothing against the concept of urban exploration - I do this myself from time to time - but I would just like to point out here that the substructure that holds up the decking at Birnbeck is in exceptionally poor condition to the point that some of it is now falling away. I think the guys who made this crossing were completely oblivious of the risk that they were actually taking - if the boards were to give way then it's a long way down to the rocks or (sometimes) sea below, not to mention the fact that the tides and currents here are particularly unforgiving.

    Please - don't go getting me an invite to a Coroner's court to explain why you didn't make it back.

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    I say it every year but at some point one winter this place really is going to end collapsing. While the stupid locals campaign about a shithole lido this place is rapidly rotting away.
     
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