Work appears to have started to repair Springmaid Pier

Construction crews by Springmaid Pier

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - It looks like work is starting on the Springmaid Pier in Myrtle Beach.

While DoubleTree, the hotel which owns the pier, hasn't gotten back with more information, a WMBF News crew saw cranes and construction equipment near the pier Thursday.

In 2016, two thirds of the pier was washed into the ocean by Hurricane Matthew.

Last month, WMBF got a look at the plans in place to rebuild the pier using steel pilings rather than timber ones.

It is unclear how long it will actually take to rebuild the pier.

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