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Ventura Pier reopens following urgent repairs

The Ventura Pier is seen in this photo from January 2014.

January 26, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
The historic Ventura Pier has reopened after it was temporarily closed for urgent repairs amid high surf advisories Friday.

Officials said a support beam gave way, forcing the closure. One of its timber pilings was also found to be damaged.

Parks and Public Works officials inspected the pier Sunday and determined it was safe for the public.

A city contractor is scheduled to visit the pier Monday to assess the piling damage and make recommendations.

Officials say it's not clear what caused the damage, but high tides and fierce, rogue waves have been pounding the 1700-footlong pier all week.