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Ventura Pier Repair/Reconstruction

Ventura Pier Repair/Reconstruction

Ventura, CA

NCI reviewed the storm damage history and exposure of the Ventura Pier in an effort to find ways to reduce recurrent damages. Deficiencies in the existing timber pile supported structure were improved at relatively nominal expense by using a system of steel pipe bracing and steel beam reinforcement of the deck frame at key locations. The pier strengthening design developed by NCI was severely tested during the El Niño winter storm season of 1998. Damages were confined to a modest level, and catastrophic losses were completely averted. Replacement of the 420-feet outer end of pier that was lost during the December 1995 storm is proceeding toward construction with a new octagonally shaped terminus and includes replacement of the outer section of existing timber pier. This replacement pier work utilized steel foundation piles and steel framing with timber stringers and deck system. NCI assisted the City to review all pier replacement options; participated in a citizen involvement planning committee; performed final engineering design; prepared construction drawings, specifications and contract documents; and provided construction administration and resident inspection services. The new work, which will increase the deck height of the outer end of the pier, will decrease the pier’s exposure to wave damage



Ventura Pier Repair/Reconstruction

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