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Port of Siuslaw Floating Dock

The Port of Siuslaw’s floating dock system in Old Town, Florence, provides an essential facility for commercial fishing vessels and for public moorage. OBEC designed the replacement of a structurally deficient dock system, including a new commercial dock, a new public dock, and a diagonal connection between the two docks.

Environmental permitting was complicated when, after the construction contract was awarded, Oregon Coast Coho were listed as a protected species. To complete the required Biological Assessment (BA) and Biological Opinion (BO) documentation on short notice, OBEC staff worked non-stop through a weekend to write a detailed BA. Through close collaboration with all parties, the BA was reviewed and approved in less than three weeks, delaying the construction by a mere two weeks and confirming that the project could still utilize its time-dependent funding.

  • Improvements included a 470-foot-long by 10-foot-wide commercial dock, a 280-foot-long by eight-foot-wide public dock, a 40-foot-long by eight-foot-wide diagonal connection between the commercial and the public dock, gangway access, public boat waste pump-out station, and a wharf-mounted hydraulic hoist.