Sunday, September 27, 2009

Rudee Inet Jetty Surf Photo 1967 Steel Pier

The Old Steel Pier located at Rudee Inlet
shown in this 1967 photograph was eventually destroyed. The building on the pier was moved to Rudee Inlet and is now part of a restaurant. Over the years several Virginia Beach locals have told us stories about how the pier met it's demise.

One story involves a devastating fire, another version has it being destroyed in the Ash Wednesday storms of March 6th to the 8th, 1962.  These photographs contradict that tale as they were taken several years later. Anyone that actually knows what happened to the Old Steel Pier, when it came down and why, please post a comment to let us know.

Anyone interested in Old Virginia Beach photos would find a visit to our studio quite enjoyable. Since 1993 I have been acquiring old photographs of both Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Special emphasis of my collection is the development of popular areas such as Rudee Inlet, Lynnhaven Inlet, the Oceanfront and of course Norfolk's waterfront area. 

The last aerial photo shown is looking north along Atlantic Avenue, just before the new bridge opened in 1967.  This photo when paired with one of the above images of the pier, makes an impressive presentation.

In addition to the aerial photographs, there street scenes featuring the oceanfront area and downtown Norfolk's hot spots. The street scenes and waterfront photos begin in the 1900's. 

We are located in Virginia Beach, 1/2 mile east of Lynnhaven Mall. Take I-264 to Lynnhaven Parkway South, follow to International Parkway, turn left (east) and proceed to the next traffic light, turn right at light onto Seahawk Circle, drive about 1/4 mile, turn left into KBM Properties.  We are at 847 Seahawk Circle, Suite 101, Virginia Beach VA 23452  Phone 757 425-3110 to make sure we're in the office, sometimes we're out taking photos, making deliveries, installations etc.

Many locals know us as Virginia Images Gallery - from our years at  Hilltop - Waterside and Lynnhaven Mall. Visit  us on the internet at

Hope to see you soon!

Tim Rudziensky

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