Cape May Pier
Built 1884
38.950865, -74.903542
Photograph courtesy of the Atlantic Heritage Center in Somer’s Point, NJ
The Pennsylvania Railroad linked Philadelphia to the Jersey shore beach communities.  Built near the railroad terminal, this Phoenix Column pier was capable of withstanding the corrosion of the salt water. A large dance floor pavilion was later enclosed so that it could be used for concerts and special operatic productions.
New Jersey