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Roker Pier

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1903. Designed by Henry Hay Wake.
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The entrance to Sunderland harbour had been protected by two short piers, North and South, but in 1885 construction started on the large Roker Pier and the New South Pier to provide 125 acres of calm water at the entrance to the River Wear. Roker Pier was opened in 1903[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] The Engineer, 25 Sept 1903