The new pier erected at Clevedon was opened for the use of the public on Easter Monday. The engineers, Messers. Ward and Grover, had considerable difficulties to contend with in the tide and cost line, but ably overcame them. The contractors for the pier were the Hamilton Windsor Ironworks Company (Limited), of Liverpool. The contractor for the masonry and approaches was Mr. A. Oliver, of Hitcham, Bucks. The dimensions of the structure are as follows:- Length of approaches, 180 ft.; length of the pier (in eight spans of 100 ft. each), 800 ft,; length of pier head, 42 ft,; making a total length of over 1000 ft., and giving a minimum depth at extreme low water spring tides of 6 ft. at the pier-head which is therefore always accessible. The approaches are generally 25 ft. wide, and are executed in first-class masonry. The pier itself is composed of eight 100 ft. spans, consisting of two continuous wrought-iron girders 3 ft. 6 in deep, which serve partly to form the parapet. On the top of each girder a continuous seat, the back of which is made up of tight boarding. The deck is of 3 in. planking, machine-planed and close-jointed, laid lengthwise. The piles, on which the structure rests, are so combined and connected as to form in themselves a powerful girder, which would be effectual, probably, withstanding the shocks of wreckage or of an average size vessel itself. The pier-head on plan measures ft. by 50 ft., and 65 ft. high. At vertical intervals of every 10ft. come five lower landing-decks or stages. Around the entire wrought-iron framework runs a vertical casing of 8 in. timber fence -piles, about 2 ft. 6 in. apart, which are intended to distribute the shocks of vessels discharging. The quantities of wrought iron used are nearly 350 tons, and of cast iron, under 7 tons. The special object of the pier, besides affording pleasure to residents and visitors at Clevedon, is that vessels may discharge passengers and luggage at nearly all states of the tide. At the entrance to the pier, on one side, a toll-house of a castellated character, and on the other is the Rock House Hotel. A flagstaff has been erected at the pier-head. The opening proceedings consisted of a procession to the pier, with the volunteers, the Odd Fellows, and other societies; the singing of a psalm by the Sunday-school children; and a series of brief addresses, delivered by the Rev. E. H. Fothergill, the Rev. Mr. Strawbridge, and the Rev. Mr. Saxby; after which Mr. Henry Chapman, in the name of Sir Arthur Elton, lord of the manor and chairman of the Clevedon Pier Company, formally declared the pier to be opened. The flag at the pier-head was then hoisted, a salute of guns was fired, and the bands played the National Anthem. Four hundred persons were entertained with luncheon, in the newly-erected Market-House, the Pier Demonstration Committee. The directors and shareholders dined together at the Rock House Hotel. This Market-House itself was formally opened two days later, when the pier was brilliantly illuminated. The whole affair was a great success.