This 120 ft. wide x 2000 ft. long marginal wharf in the Port of Tacoma is the berthing and trans-shipment structure for a 60-acre container terminal. Hyundai Merchant Marine has a long-term lease with the Port and uses the facility for handling container cargo ships that carry up to 6,500 containers. The pier is supported by 24" octagonal piles, with an average length of 118 ft. per pile. The pile bents, with cast-in-place pile caps, are spaced at 25 ft. and support a deck constructed with 6 ft. wide x 22’-6" long haunched deck panels. The panels are integrated into a heavy-duty deck by grouting the panel edge shear keys, welding large projecting reinforcing steel bars between panels end-to-end over the pier caps, and casting concrete closures over the pier caps between the panel ends. The deck panels are then covered with asphalt paving.
The 2000 foot face of the new wharf is protected by 16" square prestressed concrete fender piles with UHMW abrasion protection.