Construction of the Northbridge Park fishing pier and kayak launch dock continues on the Ashley River in Charleston, South Carolina. The fixed pier walkway construction stretches waterward and will lead to a 15′ x 30′ pier head. The gathering area portion of the pier that will lead to the gangway and floating canoe / kayak launch dock has been completed. The handrails will be installed later in the project and will consist of stainless steel cables between the aluminum posts that are now in place. The top cap on the handrails are the same composite material that is used for the decking.
Dredging is now complete in historic Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. JGT was engaged by the Town of Mount Pleasant to plan, permit, design and provide construction administration for this dredging project at the Town’s newly constructed Shem Creek Park. The project consisted of the hydraulic dredging of approximately 5,000 cubic yards of new dredge material at the existing docks at the park. The project was completed on time and under budget.
Construction is continuing on the Northbridge Park Fishing Pier and Kayak Launch Dock. Located in Charleston, South Carolina, the project client is the City of Charleston’s Department of Parks. Master Planning and upland civil engineering and landscape architecture is being accomplished by ADC Engineering Consultants.
Dredging has begun in historic Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. JGT was engaged by the Town of Mount Pleasant to plan, permit, design and provide construction administration for this dredging project at the Town’s newly constructed Shem Creek Park. The project is taking place concurrently with the Corps of Engineers’ dredging of the Federal Channel in the Creek as well as the Mount Pleasant Channel and the anchorage basin adjacent to Sullivan’s Island. The material is being hydraulically dredged by the Dredge Richmond (Cottrell Contracting) and is being pumped approximately five miles to the Morris Island Confined Disposal Facility.
Guerry Taylor, P.E., Senior Designer and President Emeritus of JGT, has given a presentation at the 39th Annual Docks and Marinas Conference at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Mr. Taylor is a frequent lecturer at this annual conference that brings together leading experts in the marina industry.
A Groundbreaking Ceremony took place on October 18th at the site of the future City of Charleston’s Northbridge Park. Located at the base of the Highway 7 bridge entering West Ashley, the park will provide for passive recreational opportunities. Amenities include a JGT designed fishing pier and floating canoe/kayak launch dock, parking places, water fountains, lighting, bike racks and landscaping. JGT worked as a sub-consultant to ADC Engineering Specialists (http://adcengineering.com/) to provide the planning, permitting, engineering design and construction administration for the pier structure. The entire project will be constructed at a cost of approximately $1.5 million by the City of Charleston, Department of Parks.
Jon Guerry Taylor & Associates, Inc. has been awarded a public access project at the existing boat ramp adjacent the historic Oyster Factory on the May River in the Town of Bluffton, Beaufort County, South Carolina. The project consists of the planning, permitting, engineering design and construction observation of a ground out floating dock, floating kayak launch, upland observation deck and associated ramps to provide ADA accessible and barrier free access to the site. The project is made possible by the Town of Bluffton and a grant from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
Construction has been completed at the new Harbor Taxi Dock at the award winning City of Charleston Waterfront Park. The new dock creates a water taxi stop near the City Market. Other stops include the Charleston Maritime Center as well as Patriots Point and historic Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant. The facility was constructed by Salmons Dredging Corporation. A ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Mayor Joe Riley took place on September 25, 2013. Jon Guerry Taylor & Associates, Inc. planned, permitted, designed and provided construction administration for this project.
Construction is nearing completion at the new Harbor Taxi Dock at Charleston’s Waterfront Park. The new ADA accessible gangway has been installed as well as the new landing dock for the gangway and the adjacent floating dock. A final inspection is scheduled this week.