Last 145 Feet of Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier Closed for Structural Analysis
The last 145 feet of the 1300 foot-long Cape Henlopen State Park fishing pier has been closed as part of an ongoing annual structural analysis. The study will include an underwater review of the pilings by a dive team. It’s not know the extent of repairs that will be needed or when this portion of the pier will reopen. Over the past 15 years multiple projects have been completed on the pier including removing a portion of the structure in 2012. The most recent large project was in 2021, when multiple pile jackets were added to select pilings. The World War II-era pier is well beyond its life expectancy.