OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A pier collapsed in Oakland’s Clinton Basin area Friday afternoon near the site of the Brooklyn Basin Project.
Officials said about 300 feet of shoreline crumbled, which pushed the pier into the water around 4:15 p.m. Friday.READ MORE: COVID: New Push for More Vaccinations in Santa Clara County
The Oakland Fire Department put booms in the water to prevent materials from spreading. There were four shipping containers on the pier when it collapsed.READ MORE: UPDATE: River Fire Erupts in Nevada and Placer Counties; Evacuations Ordered in Colfax
Oakland Fire spokesman Sean Laffan told KPIX that the containers had building materials but contained no hazardous materials.
The pier is close to Fifth Avenue and Embarcadero, a few miles from Jack London Square. It was set to be demolished in June to make way for a huge waterfront development.MORE NEWS: 'Mayor Of The Mission' Helps Feed People Struggling To Survive During The Pandemic
No one was injured.