February 4, 2020
Photo updates for November and December 2019 work:
View of the Fishing Pier's ongoing installation of the stringers and pile caps. Stringers run across the length of the pier while pile caps run between only two support piles.
Views of the support piles and the temporary false work (brown I-beams). False work is used as a guide to install the support piles and staging for workers. Before completion of work, the false work will be removed.
Views of the stringers, blocking and pile capes. Next stage of construction is installation of the rail post, electrical for the lights and decking.
View of the pile cap, which will be used as a support for light posts.
Views of the workers installing adaptor plate for a pile cap.
September 20, 2019
All piles have been installed. The contractor (ACK Marine) is currently working on installing pile caps. Piles caps are large 16” Wide X 16” Tall X 10’ long sections of timber that are placed over two piles and attached to the piles through an adopter plate, see below for illustration.
View of the vibratory hammer installing a permanent pile (1 of 2)
View of the vibratory hammer finishing installing a permanent pile (1 of 2)
View of the permanent piles and false work (1 of 3)
View of the permanent piles and false work (2 of 3)
View of the permanent piles and false work
(3 of 3)
View above is an adopter plate installed on the top of a pile.
The adopter plate is use to connect a timber pile cap to the piles
September 20, 2019
- This month, ACK mobilized a crane barge to the Deer Island shore line and installed the temporary piles. The temporary piles were used in order to install the permanent piles in the correct locations. The permanent piles have now been installed
View of the supply barge.
View of false work. False work is a temporary system to ensure
piles are driven into the correct location.
View of the concrete headwall (on the bottom of the picture) and workers
preparing to install false work. The headwall is a foundation and a
retaining wall that will connect the pier to the public access path.
View of the vibratory hammer. The vibratory hammer is used to drive false
work and permanent piles into the ground and sea floor.
View of workers setting up a permanent pile to be driven into the sea floor.
View of the overall site. In the middle of the photo is the working badge.
The working barge houses the crane and vibratory hammer.
On the working barge workers prepare piles and false work for installation.