Annapolis City Dock – Bulkhead and Boardwalk Improvement

Client

City of Annapolis, Maryland

Location

Annapolis City Dock Annapolis, MD

Key Challenges & Project Details

  • Annapolis City Dock is the heart of the city’s waterfront, a long time focal point of Annapolis tourism and quintessential to local business
  • Project consisted of the replacement of the entire dock between October 22, 2007, and the 300th anniversary of the Charter of Annapolis on April 15th, 2008
  • Challenges included the compressed six month schedule, limited land space, tides, storms, and winter construction
  • Contract had a no time extension clause for any delays
  • Additional challenge to construction was added by the historic nature of the city of Annapolis
  • Closures of dock, boardwalk, and Ego Alley, which were necessary during construction, required critical planning with local businesses impacted adversely by closure
  • 12 crews worked two shifts, seven days a week
  • Installation included 960 LF of steel sheeting bulkhead, 97 50’ HP 14×89 piles, and 15,000 LF of 12” DIA timber piles
  • Installation included new finger piers along Ego Alley
  • Installation included new cabling and upgraded electrical network
  • Construction included removal and construction of boardwalk
  • Project included reconstruction of Susan Campbell Park, including removal and replacement of 17,000 SF of brick pavers, existing park furniture, water foundations, bollards, hardscaping, and landscaping
  • Project completed ahead of schedule and at a cost below the engineer’s estimate
  • Project completed with no recordable or lost time injuries

Awards Received

  • 2008 Maryland ASCE Outstanding Project Award