Galilee North Facility – Bulkhead and Pier Repairs

Narragansett, RI

Galilee North Facility – Bulkhead and Pier Repairs

Narragansett, RI
A Fishing Port Makeover
  • Design development and alternatives analysis
  • Structural timber design
  • Construction administration and monitoring
  • Life cycle analysis for repair versus replacement costs
  • Resilience planning
  • Inventory of vessels and user requirements
  • Design of commercial timber fishing piers
  • Rehabilitation design of bulkhead components
  • Preparation of permit applications and filings
  • Construction-phase services

Pare Corporation was retained by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management to design the pier replacement and bulkhead rehabilitation project at the Port of Galilee, which serves Rhode Island’s largest commercial fishing fleet. The purpose of the project was to remove and reconstruct three of the most heavily used fishing piers and to repair the aging waterfront infrastructure along the north bulkhead.

The piers were designed with stock timber sizes so damaged members can easily be replaced by Port staff periodically throughout the life of the pier. Bulkhead repairs include filling areas of subsidence, sheet pile patching, repaving, and installation of fender piles to protect the deteriorated sheet pile wall.

The port remained fully active for commercial, retail, and tourist activities during construction. Pare performed construction observation and administration to aid the owner’s representatives in contract oversight for this $5.2M project. Being on-site throughout the project allowed for needed engineering decisions to be made in real time in support of the tight project timeline and restricted construction space.