Ferry Terminal Improvements


Ferry Terminal Improvements

Rockland, ME

About this Project

FST was responsible for design and construction phase services for two new movable vehicular transfer bridges and a new concrete wharf at the ferry terminal in Rockland. The scope of work included site investigation, final design, preparation of bid documents, bid and construction phase services. The new facility includes two movable steel transfer bridges to replace a single older transfer bidge, a 415-foot long concrete wharf supported on steel pipe piles to replace a 200-foot long timber wharf, relieving platforms and bulkheads, a 60-foot long concrete trestle, 7 steel pipe pile supported concrete dolphins and dredging. 
Specific items of focus include the design of a relieving platform and cut-off wall system at the south side of Berth 2 instead of the bulkhead with rock anchored tie backs. FST also designed a trestle with slope protection between the two berths instead of a filled bulkhead and platform structure.

The construction work was phased so the existing facility could remain in service during construction.

More Information

Owner: Maine Department of Transportation

Location: Rockland, Maine

Highlights: To complete the design, FST developed structural calculations of all elements as a way to improve the design and reduce the construction costs. In another cost savings measure, FST examined the berth layout to try and combine the two turning dolphins between the berths into a single dolphin.