Pier in Orłowo, Gdynia, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland – Heroes Of Adventure

Pier in Orłowo, Gdynia, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland

Gdynia Orłowo Pier  – a wooden pier located in the coastal borough of Gdynia.

The first pier in Orłowo was built during World War I. The pier functioned as a Pleasure Pier and as a promenade for the nearby resort. The pier was expanded during the 1920s (the region was then part of the Second Polish Republic); the pier had the length of 115 metres and functioned as a jetty for small ships.[2] In the late 1920s, as the popularity of Orłowo grew, so did competition with the nearby resort of Sopot (then part of the Free City of Danzig); which led to the pier being expanded to 430 metres in length. In June, 1935 the resort of Orłowo became a borough of Gdynia.

In 1949, the pier was devastated by a huge storm which destroyed over half of the structure. In 1953, the remainder of the pier was renovated. Currently, the pier has a length of 180 metres.

Nearby to the pier, is located the Summer Stage of the Gdynia Theatre (Scena Letnia Teatru Miejskiego w Gdyni) and the Orłowo Cliff.

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