PHASE ONE UPGRADES COMPLETED AT SANTA BARBARA MARINA
September 30, 2010
Residents of Santa Barbara, California welcome the completion of the first phase of work at Santa Barbara Harbor’s Marina 1, located along California’s southern coast.
The first phase of a multi-phased project to replace the marina’s approximately 500 slips was started in November of last year and completed in August. “We’re all happy to have this first phase of the project behind us and are looking forward to working with Bellingham Marine as we move forward on the next phases,” remarked Karl Treiberg, Santa Barbara Harbor Facilities Manager.
Phase one included replacement of the marina’s 1160’ long headwalk and access gangway, as well as upgrades to the marina’s utility infrastructure.
To minimize disruptions to the marina’s operations and maintain boater access during construction, the new headwalk was built parallel to the existing. Once construction of the new walk was complete the existing headwalk was removed and the new walkway was moved into place.
Eric Noegel, Project manager for Bellingham Marine said the installation methodology was the result of good planning and communication with the City and their tenants. The City developed an alternate access plan for boaters to get to their slips at times when the single gangway was under construction.
The new headwalk at Santa Barbara Harbor’s Marina 1 is 10’ wide by 1160’ long and provides access to and from the marina’s 500 slips. Designed with a slightly higher freeboard then the existing docks, sloped transition floats were installed between the new headwalk and the existing mainwalks. Once adjacent mainwalks are rebuilt in later phases the sloped transition floats will be removed.
The project also included upgrades to the marina’s electrical and mechanical infrastructure along the headwalk including potable water, sewer, gas and fire suppression systems.
Bellingham Marine furnished all supervision, management, services, labor and material for the project. The next phase of construction, which will include replacement of docks “O” and “P”, has been awarded to Bellingham Marine and is scheduled to start next year.
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