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Looking Forward: A Status Update on the Berkeley Municipal Pier: The City is in the process of seeking a consultant to conduct a Structural Condition Assessment / Restoration Feasibility Study for the currently-closed Berkeley Municipal Pier. The Request for Proposals for this service was released on September 16th, 2016 and can be found here.

This Restoration Feasibility Study will: (1) evaluate the existing structural integrity of the Pier, (2) develop conceptual restoration alternatives to facilitate reopening the Pier for public use in the most cost effective manner, (3) provide recommendations on rehabilitation priorities, (4) identify environmental and regulatory permitting requirements, (5) determine budgetary cost estimates, and (6) explore an additional alternative that would facilitate the accommodation of ferry services via an appurtenance to the existing pier in the event that future needs or opportunities arise.

The assessment is anticipated to complete in summer of 2017. It will be a guiding document to ultimately identity the feasibility and magnitude of improvements to the Berkeley’s Berkeley Municipal Pier.

The Berkeley Municipal Pier was closed in July, 2015 due to visually observed structural deficiencies on the underside of the concrete decking.




Assessment is anticipated to complete in summer of 2017 


Waterfront Fund

Project Manager: 

Nelson Lam, Associate Civil Engineer        

Contact Info:  





(Last Updated: September, 2016)

Berkeley Municipal Pier 


Enter To Win: Tell us your Berkeley Pier Story!    

Share your stories and photos with us! We want to hear what the Berkeley Pier means to you. Share photos, poems, thoughts, stories, and memories of Your Berkeley Pier emailing digital copies to The deadline is November 30, 2016. The Winner will have his/her entry posted on this website, and will receive a $100 Gift Certificate to a Waterfront restaurant of his/her choice.  

Pier Contest
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For more information about the Pier’s closure, please click here

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History of the Berkeley Pier

Berkeley Pier - Historic


Berkeley’s original shoreline was about where Second Street and the eastern side of Aquatic Park are located today. In 1853 a private wharf was built at the foot of what is now Delaware Street, and a working waterfront with factories and piers developed along the shoreline later in the century [more...]

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