In January of 2021, the Port of Newport launched the construction phase of the Port Dock 5 pier replacement project. This effort is the culmination of several years of planning and design to replace the 60-year-old structure that is integral to the commercial fishing industry and the vessels that call Newport home.
The $2.4 million project will replace the pier that connects to Port Dock 5 - home to 80 vessels that haul in Dungeness Crab, pink shrimp, black cod, halibut, tuna, and more. The dilapidated pier, a wooden structure comprised of 50 wood piles and 11 mostly-wooden bents, is the conduit for potable water, fuel lines, power, and more to the boats, as well as a floating fuel facility.
The new pier will replace creosote treated timber pilings and planks with more environmentally friendly pilings of steel. The new design requires fewer pilings and they will be topped with pre-form concrete slabs, complete with a stormwater collection system.
In February 2020, the Port received a $1.2 million grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce to replace the fixed dock, gangway, and gangway float. The end result will be a new access pier that is capable of handling vehicular traffic, as well as beefed up electrical lines with a larger amperage for vessels that desire it. The grant was instrumental in the Port’s ability to update this much needed infrastructure.
Working with us on this project are:
HDR, Inc – Project Management
DOWL - Engineering
Advanced American Construction Inc – ConstructionNewport’s Port Dock 5 Pier: A Bridge to Industry and a Gateway to the FuturePort Dock 5 Pier Replacement FactsPort Dock 5 Conceptual Alternatives Analysis Sumary Report.pdfNewport Dock 5 Final Plan Set.pdfPort Dock 5 Technical Specs.pdf