The Gravesend Town Pier is located in Gravesend, Kent. It was designed by William Tierney Clark and built-in 1834 on the site of the earlier Town Quay. Over 3 million passengers were served between 1835 and 1842, but around 1900, this pier fell into disuse due to the arrival of the railways.
In 2000, this site was restored by the Gravesham Borough Council, partly funded by the organizations English Heritage, English Partnerships, Heritage Lottery Fund, Kent County Council, and Manifold Trust. In 2002, this renovation project was finished. They had also added a restaurant and a bar to the pier. When reopened, the Gravesend Town Pier was initially successful, but it later became a fiscal failure.
Gravesend town pier is the oldest surviving cast iron pier in the world and is a Grade II* listed building.
The Uber-owned company Thames Clipper will make use of the oldest remaining cast-iron pier in the world in Gravesend Town to run regular services into the capital. This new river route has been in the works since 2017, with Thames Clippers running occasional services between the city and Gravesend. But now it’s set to become a regular service, similar to those operating between Putney and Woolwich.
The pier is the setting of the 2017 song “Gravesend Pier” by Gone Molly, which describes a scene of poverty and wealth in nineteenth-century England.
According to Wikipedia