BDI was contracted to design a fishing pier on Pensacola Beach to replace the 60-year-old wooden pier destroyed by Hurricane Opal. The new pier is built with concrete piles, caps and beams and wood decking. The decking was designed to be sacrificial during a catastrophic event, in an attempt to ensure that the piles and caps survive.
Some of the features of the new pier include; updated concession building, restroom facilities, low pressure sodium lights (turtle friendly) and wooden handrails and benches installed along the length of the pier.
The new pier is 22 feet wide, 26 feet above the water and 1471 feet long, the longest pier on the Gulf Coast.
The Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier is recognized by the State of Florida as a regional recreational resource beneficial in the support of the tourist infrastructure.