DOWNTOWN NEWPORT BOASTS NEW LANDING PIER
August 23, 2010
Situated in the heart of historic Newport, Rhode Island in Perrotti Park, the city’s new Harbor Shuttle Landing Facility has effectively doubled the city’s downtown water transit facilities.
The new L-shaped landing dock, which measures 20’ x 55’ along the shore and 22’x 80’ perpendicular to the shore is part of Newport’s efforts to enhance its capacity to handle ferry, cruise ship and water shuttle traffic.
Heavy duty concrete floats with glulam walers were selected for the project. “With lots of boat traffic in the area and seasonal weather fronts the water in the bay can get a little rough,” remarked John Colonel, General Manager for Bellingham Marine’s Northeast division. “The Unifloat system with a double glulam waler was the right solution for the job and will serve the City of Newport well for decades to come.”
The floats also feature 24” freeboard to allow for easy access on and off the boats moored at the landing.
According to an article on Newport Now, city officials hope that by expanding the park’s facilities, the city will be better able to facilitate the disembarkation of passengers from the city’s growing cruise ship traffic, encourage expanded use of waterborne transit and generate additional revenue through tie-up fees.
Floats for the project were supplied by Bellingham Marine.
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