Dock 5 Alternatives Study
OBEC provided preliminary design and environmental permitting services to replace a fixed finger pier at the Port of Newport. The existing aging timber pier required extensive repair or replacement of its timber pile foundations. Due to the unknown integrity of its structural capacity, vehicular traffic was restricted to the first 55 feet of the pier’s 210-foot length.
OBEC completed an alternatives analysis to study the options for repair. The alternatives were assessed for safety, fleet operability, environmental impacts, and costs. The Port assembled a stakeholders group, including Port personnel, commercial vessel operators, and local business people to review and provide feedback on OBEC’s study. Based on the study results and stakeholder feedback, the proposed solution is to replace the entire timber finger pier with a new structure along the same footprint.
- The approach is the only access to a commercial fishing fleet floating dock marina.
- The new structure will likely have steel piles and a concrete deck and will be designed to accommodate future expansion and meet ADA slope requirements.