April 15, 2022 — A Pier Over the Water: The public can now enjoy views out over the water along Seattle’s waterfront.
The City of Seattle needed to understand whether to repair or replace a public pier. Reid Middleton led the evaluation of Pier 62 & 63. Pier 62 was a 32,000 SF timber pier built in the 1920s. Reid Middleton suggested that the existing pier be demolished and replaced with a new pier. We completed initial design/study phase of the project to allow the City to verify the anticipated project costs and to apply for environmental permits.
Next, we designed a 360-foot-long by 96-foot-wide fixed pier with steel piles, precast concrete pile caps, pre-cast concrete deck panels, and a cast-in-place concrete topping slab. The pier meets current seismic standards and accommodates a 250 PSF live load and HS-20 truck loading. We designed a 200-foot-long by 15-foot-wide post-tensioned concrete mooring float. Reid Middleton also completed demolition drawings and provided construction administration.
The new, one-acre public park can host year-round public activities like concerts, yoga, soccer, festivals and more.
- 2022 Silver Award for Successful Fulfillment of Client/Owner Needs, American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Washington