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Posted on: November 21, 2023

City to Address Structural Concerns; Announces Immediate Closure of City Pier Viewing Tower

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Following preliminary results from a maintenance inspection, the City of Port Angeles announces the immediate closure of the Viewing Tower at City Pier.

Early findings from the inspection, conducted by Sargent Engineers on November 8th and 9th, indicate structural failures that pose serious risk to public safety and the safety of surrounding property. The Viewing Tower and portions of City Pier will remain closed while the City awaits the official technical report and implements necessary repairs.

Safety fencing is being placed in the area west of the tower structure today, November 21st. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the closure, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at (360) 417-4550 or

Public safety is our top priority, and we thank our residents and visitors for their cooperation during this time. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.