Saturday's official ribbon cutting and opening was ahead of schedule nine months after last year's storm that I wrote about HERE.
There is more work to do and millions of dollars more to spend to finish the job but pedestrians are glad to access the historic pier that's been through a lot and is adored by the community. For many an early morning stroll over the watery shore is a ritual that was sorely missed.
Although reconstructed, you can see where part of the pier (below) had split by the span where there are no arches with lantern-style lighting.
City of White Rock, with its iconic boulder namesake, welcomed the patter of feet back on its pier as it had done for over a century. Along the way, the seaside city was delighted to learn the pier was likely the longest of its kind in Canada at 470 meters.
busy railway track that was uncharacteristically silent during the event. It's the same line that so often blocks access to nearby Crescent Beach.
starfish clung to its watery realm below, oblivious to the activities above yet impacted by them.
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