SAN DIEGO ACCESSIBLE DOCKS – PORT COMPLIES WITH ADA REGULATIONS
January 3, 2003
At various locations around the Port of San Diego, work is being performed as part of a capital improvement program to make public docks accessible to all visitors, whether or not they have disabilities. Current Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations require that replacement floating docks be larger in footprint than existing docks.
To oversee the work, Bellingham Marine was selected as the general contractor. Drawings and specifications were prepared by staff members of the port’s engineering department for installation of six of Bellingham’s Unifloat concrete floating modules. When complete, 16′ x 80′ docks will be in place at the Shelter Island boat launch, Shelter Island fishing pier, an open moorage area in the north section of the Bay, the access ramp to the San Diego Maritime Museum’s Berkeley, Pepper Park’s dinghy dock and the boat launch at Chula Vista Marina.
Landside access will be modified to provide safe, modern, ADA-accessible pathways between existing parking spaces and the docks.
Bellingham Marine designs, manufactures and installs Unifloat floating dock systems, Unideck fresh water systems and Unistack dry storage buildings.
Contact Bellingham Marine, P.O. Box 8, Bellingham, WA 98227. www.bellingham-marine.com. Unifloat®, Unideck® and Unistack® are registered trademarks of Bellingham Marine.