Jennette’s pier on the beach road at 16.5 mile post in Nags Head, North Carolina may have new hope to be rebuilt. Built in 1939, this historic ocean landmark has weathered dozens of hurricanes and nor’easters. But, in 2003, Hurricane Isabelle wiped out 540 feet of the pier. After various plans to rebuild never came to fruition, the North Carolina Council of State decided to accept the transfer of property from the North Carolina Aquarium Society, in partnership with the North Carolina Aquariums, and plans on successfully completing the reconstruction project.
The Aquarium Division Director, David Griffin, has submitted an architect firm recommendation that the sate construction office will present to the State Building Commission in October. The destruction of the pier is anticipated to begin over the winter months. By the summer of 2010, a new pier house and pier is anticipated to be completely constructed.