Contractors will arrive next week to dismantle Colwyn Bay Pier.
The task to take down the crumbling 118-year-old pier will take four months.
The structure at Colwyn Bay has been unused and deteriorating for many years, and last year part of it collapsed during a storm.
There are now plans by Conwy council to build 'a truncated pier' to replace it.
During its heyday the pier had its own orchestra and many famous stars and politicians appeared there.