Design of a Recreational Fishing Pier

  • 2015

Design of a Recreational Fishing Pier

Author:
Matthew Teeden
Abstract:

This project focused on the design of a recreational fishing platform located at the site of the “old” Jamestown Bridge in North Kingstown, Rhode Island on the western passage of Narragansett Bay. After being replaced in 1992, the bridge was left in place until it was demolished between 2006 and 2010. During this time, the bridge was a popular spot for local fishermen. This project included the structural design of a new pier at this location to serve as a safe place for public gathering to access and enjoy the waterfront. The design includes driven steel pipe piles supporting concrete pile caps, prestressed deck planks, and a cast-in-place concrete deck surface. The pier was designed in accordance with industry standard guidelines using both FEM modeling software and hand calculations. The design schedule and work hours were tracked throughout the project to ensure the project scope and budget were met, finishing with a final Cost Performance Index (CPI) of 1.25. Additionally, the pier was designed with consideration to sustainable practices and meets the requirements for the ISI Envision™ Gold Rating.