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New St. Petersburg Pier construction underway

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  • ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Residents may start noticing heavier traffic in downtown St. Petersburg as construction is finally underway on the new Pier.
  • Photos: Renderings of the new St. Petersburg Pier

    Some had concerns the hammering would cause a significant amount of noise, but the city is taking precautions to keep that from happening.

  • Once the pilings are in place, crews start building the actual pier structure on top.
  • Each week, different breweries throughout the city will celebrate the Pier with specials and parties.
  • Click here for more information on the new St. Pete Pier website.

St. Petersburg residents may notice heavier traffic and some noise as construction is underway on the new Pier.

@10NewsWTSP: New #StPetersburg Pier construction underway @WTSPJenny

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Residents may start noticing heavier traffic in downtown St. Petersburg as construction is finally underway on the new Pier.

Crews are bringing in heavy equipment in hopes of finishing the project by January 2019.

Workers started putting in the new pilings last week. Pilings on the big concrete poles are placed and driven deep into the ground below the water. The base will eventually hold the pier structure viewers will see above water.

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Some had concerns the hammering would cause a significant amount of noise, but the city is taking precautions to keep that from happening.

“With the piles we’ve already driven, the noise isn’t a lot,” said city architect Raul Quintana. “From anywhere along Beach Drive you may be hearing more like a tap, and we’ve noticed it’s a straight-forward operation so currently, I don’t anticipate there to be a whole lot {of noise}.”

Once the pilings are in place, crews start building the actual pier structure on top.

The city has come up with a way for people to find out more about the pier, and ask questions with something called the Pier Beer Summer Series.

Each week, different breweries throughout the city will celebrate the Pier with specials and parties.

New St. Petersburg Pier construction underway

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