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Whale Branch fishing pier completed

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After months of construction and hard work by Beaufort County's Public Works crew, the brand new fishing Pier at Whale Branch is finished and open to the public.

In January of 2011, Beaufort Jasper Water & Sewer Authority granted Beaufort County an easement for part of the Port Royal Railroad Corridor which included the Whale Branch trestle. The trestle, located on the northern end of Port Royal Island, has been closed to Railroad traffic for years but had become a popular fishing destination.

Once Beaufort County took over the responsibility for this trestle it was decided rather than closing it to the public, the trestle would be brought up to safety standards allowing the public to fish, bird watch or enjoy the scenery.

Not only was the trestle upgraded as you can see in the pictures below but the toad leading up to the trestle was resurfaced and parking spots were added.

"I am very fortunate for the crew that worked on this project and ultimately made it possible for the public to enjoy such a beautiful part of Beaufort County," said Public Works Director Eddie Bellamy.

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