BRIGHTON CHAIN PIER

by Averie

THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHTON CHAIN PIER

A famous early failure occurred in the Brighton chain pier. on December 4th 1896 a storm destroyed a deck that deck was the Brighton chain pier it was built in 1823 the pier was 352 m long and 3.9 m wide.

WHY IT FAILED

The Brighton chain pier failed because there was a huge storm on December 4th 1896 and so it destroyed the bridge. The storm was so strong they couldn't build it back. By the way it wasn't just the storm that knocked it down. It was also because they didn't build it with enough chains or concrete like if we built this bridge today. Today it would be much more stable. because back then they didn't put enough effort into things, like we do now.

Pictures of the Bridge

Fun Facts

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE BRIGHTON CHAIN PIER

It is called the Brighton chain pier because the bridge was made in Brighton and it was all made of chains except for the ground of the bridge that part was made of really non sturdy wood.

close up picture of the bridge