One of San Diego County’s iconic piers is in desperate need of a multi-million dollar upgrade.
A recent study revealed the white concrete bridges leading to the wooden pier structure do not meet California’s seismic standards. Oceanside City Councilmember Jack Feller said it will cost roughly $15 million to upgrade the bridges.
In the meantime, city engineers said the bridges are safe enough to keep open while the city figures out how to fund a fix.
“It was like, ‘OK, we gotta save this,’” Councilmember Esther Sanchez said. Both councilmembers said it was extremely important to the city to get the entire pier up to the state’s standards.
“We have to find the money,” said Feller, who suggested using potential funds from Measure X if it passes on this November’s ballot. The half-cent sales tax increase is earmarked to go towards infrastructure improvements.