Brooklyn Navy Yard NYC Ferry Homeport Pier C
The New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) worked with Brooklyn Navy Yard to demolish the existing Pier C dock, located within Wallabout Bay of the East River, and rebuilt a new pier for use as a homeport for the new East River Citywide Ferry Service. The new Pier C provides space for 21 ferries to fuel, pump waste, receive maintenance, and dock overnight. Scope required demolition of the existing 81-foot-by-690-foot timber pier and replacing it with a steel pipe pile and concrete deck pier capable of supporting a 1,000-pound-per-square-foot load. The new pier was built at a higher elevation than the existing pier to accommodate sea level rise and storm surges.
Scope called for 30-inch diameter steel pipe piles to be driven 120 feet into bedrock, topped with pre-cast concrete pile caps and pre-cast deck planks. A cast-in-place reinforced concrete deck was poured on top. The mooring/berthing systems extended from the main pier, which includes 24-inch steel monopiles with timber fendering systems, guide piles, and access gangways. A marine warehouse and field office was built atop a portion of the pier, feeding topside amenities and utilities to the berths, including a shore power system, integrated fuel system, sewage pump out, and potable water system.