Former Hung Hom Ferry Pier (1979) for Hung Hom / Wanchai service [????-????]

Submitted by tngan on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 12:34
Current condition
Demolished / No longer exists

The present day foot bridge stands more or less along the old sea front.  We could use the bridge as a reference for the three piers.

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The pier was built in the early 1980's, In 1988, the pier was temporarily relocated to the seaside of Hung Hom Bay Centre to cope with Hung Hom Bay Reclamation Project (wikipedia), and disappeared around 1990. It can still be seen on the 1988 photo, and it's gone in the 1990 one as reclamation has passed the original location. 

It was probably located a bit further south-west than where it has it's marker now.

This Wanchai pier already existed in a 1966 Cantonese movie. One of those shown here in your photos was a second generation pier built in 1979 further south of the first generation pier. The second generation pier combines the north point and wanchai lines. One can see the big sign in chinese characters on top of the first generation pier and also the smaller sign in English in picture below. It operated between 1963 and 1975 before it was rented to star ferry for their Central line. The first generation hunghom to central pier operated from 1965 to 1967 and demolished soon afterwards. The second generation hunghom to central pier was rented from HYF as mentioned above and operated from 1975 to 1988.

1966 hunghom to wanchai pier.png
1966 hunghom to wanchai pier.png, by simtang

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Locations of the piers can be found on all the maps in the 1960s. Here is an example from 1966 年香港年鑑. It clearly shows the 3 piers and where they are going. The middle one goes to Wanchai.

1966 hunghom map.png
1966 hunghom map.png, by simtang