State

One Myrtle Beach area pier washed away, another damaged in hurricane

Springmaid Pier battered by waves during Hurricane Matthew

Video shows Springmaid Pier being battered by waves and wind during Hurricane Matthew before being destroyed by storm surge.
Up Next
Video shows Springmaid Pier being battered by waves and wind during Hurricane Matthew before being destroyed by storm surge.

In Horry County, the Surfside Pier was damaged and Springmaid Pier almost completely lost Saturday as Hurricane Matthew roared through the area.

The Surfside Pier in Surfside Beach suffered substantial damage, according to multiple reports.

The Springmaid Pier, located on the south end of Myrtle Beach, was nearly wiped out. According to The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News, the pier was destroyed by storm surge, leaving only 100 feet remaining. Springmaid was the longest pier on the Grand Strand at 1,060 feet and a popular fishing spot.

Also, the Second Avenue Pier and Apache Pier sustained damage to the ends of each structure, according to reports.

Springmaid Pier

Surfside Pier

Second Avenue and Apache piers

You might also be interested in these videos:

Holy City residents explore their city after H

The causeway to Garden City was impassable around 11:30 a.m. Saturday as Hurricane Matthew hit the area hard.

Matthew begins to churn up the Atlantic at Cherry Grove pier at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Rains from Hurricane Matthew drench Cherry Grove in this view from a parking garage.

Related stories from The State in Columbia SC

  Comments