Princes Pier is a 580-metre-long historic pier on Port Phillip, in Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It was known as the New Railway Pier until renamed Prince's Pier after the Prince of Wales who visited Melbourne in May 1920.
With the containerization boom the pier became unused, being closed to public access in the early 1990s due to the poor timber condition, and squatters caused a fire in the late 1990s that destroyed the store structures. In the three years to 2004, 14 fires occurred. The first 196 metres of the Pier were fully restored in 2006, beyond that point the decking was removed and the original pylons preserved in what you see here.
What remains is now an iconic photo location of a small piece of history for the city of Melbourne. Photo © copyright by Alexander Jones.