USS Constitution Pier 1 Structural Repairs, Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Massachusetts




Client: NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic Norfolk, VA and National Park Services, Charlestown, MA
Value: $14,300,000
Project Date: October, 2014 - March, 2017
Project Cut-sheet: Download


Jay Cashman, Inc., was part of the team awarded this contract for Design/Bid/Build Construction Services for structural repairs to Pier 1, USS Constitution Berth, at the Charlestown Navy Yard in the fall of 2014. The ship entered dry dock in March 2015 for a three-year planned restoration. This pier repair project will provide a safe mooring for the USS Constitution as well as safe visitor access to the ship.

Project Highlights

  • The finger pier is comprised of two sections: a steel and concrete section (walkway) and a timber and concrete section (timber pier). There is a fender system for the timber pier to protect it from wear and impact from the camels used to breast the USS Constitution. The finger pier requires rehabilitation to regain full function.
  • Work includes demolition, removal and disposal of existing site features, hazardous materials, waterfront structures, and utility systems.
  • Pier-related work includes construction of a steel sheet pile bulkhead, a pile-supported pier, fender systems, mooring hardware and dolphins.
  • Site work includes grading, paving and cobblestone pavement, drainage systems, utility systems (water, electric power, and lighting) landscape features, reconstruction of a section of historic railroad, and incidental related work.
  • To comply with the Marine Mammal Protection Act, Cashman is also providing Marine Mammal Monitoring and data collection.

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