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SAN DIEGO — The Ocean Beach Pier partially reopened Friday morning just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

The iconic pier closed in January because of damage caused by high surf over the years. Engineers and city maintenance fixed up the bridge enough so that part of it is safe for the public.

City leaders said public access will be allowed up to the bait shop and café, and only emergency vehicles will be allowed when necessary. The pier will need to close during very high tides, the city said in a news release.

The partial reopening comes as city leaders mull the future of the pier, including further repairs or replacing it completely.