Longest pier on the Gulf of Mexico reopens

Published: Jan. 4, 2018 at 6:00 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 5, 2018 at 1:45 PM CST
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GULF SHORES, AL (WSFA) - UPDATE: Pier reopened Friday morning.

Visitors to Alabama's Gulf Coast won't be able to take in the sights from the Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier, at least for now.

Thursday, the Alabama State Parks Division announced the closure until further notice, citing cold temperatures, and apologized for the inconvenience.

At 2,448 feet, the pier is the largest on the Gulf of Mexico.

It replaced the old pier, which was destroyed in 2004 by Hurricane Ivan.

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