Cerrudo Services removed and disposed of five timber floating finger docks (approximately five feet wide by 30 feet long) and seven creosote treated timber piles that were within the footprint of the elevated walkway. Four driven steel H piles with steel pile caps were designed to support the elevated walkways and landing. Fiberglass grating and aluminum gangway were fabricated and installed, including the connection to the existing wooden pier structure. The walkway includes marine grade light fixtures every 20 feet. The existing wooden pier section was refurbished by removing the existing wooden decking and supports and replacing them with new treated wood of the same dimensions. All cross bracing sections and connection hardware were replaced. The utilities, including the electrical transformer that services the Station’s floating dock from the existing floating access dock to the elevated walkway were improved.
Work was scheduled to minimize interference with the normal operations of the facility. At no time was access to the search and rescue boat impede. All work that might normally hinder access to the boat was performed while the boat was away from the dock on scheduled training patrols.