This three-phased project rehabilitated the existing wharf. During demolition of Phase I, we reevaluated the condition of the existing structures and determined they were degraded beyond a repairable condition. We worked with design partners HDR to develop a plan to completely remove and replace the waterfront structural supporting beam. This beam not only provided the outboard pre-cast decking support but also acted as one of two supporting tracks for the numerous container cranes utilized by JaxPort. Reconstruction of the beam included three stages of concrete pours, while incorporating the 9-in topping coat into stage two of construction. Final completion of the beam included a new 175-lb crane rail system on continuous sole plates.  The new decking provides support for an asphalt embedded railroad system that provides a twin-track system for loading and unloading of large capacity container ships.

In order to maintain a fully operational facility during construction, we built the project in three phases, each ranging from 750 ft to 1,000-ft. We fully completed each stage prior to advancing to the next one. This project also included installing Cathodic protection at the bulkhead, temporary mooring structures, and bracing to accommodate ongoing vessel operations. We also installed new crane tie-down foundations and structure, auxiliary crane power, utilities, and other incidental construction.

  • Location Duval County, Florida
  • Owner Jacksonville Port Authority
  • Delivery Method Design-Bid-Build
  • Completion Year 2014
  • Contract Value $28.1 million

Project Highlights

  • 3 construction phases
  • 175-lb crane rail system
  • 3 stages of concrete pours
  • 9-inch topping coat placed with concrete
  • 175-lb crane rail system on continuous sole plates