National City Marine Terminal Wharf - San Diego, Calif.
This 1,025-foot-long wharf extension at the National City Marine Terminal radically increased the cargo-handling capacity, permitting simultaneous berthing of two 700-foot-long ships capable of carrying as many as 2,000 vehicles each. Kiewit completed this $22.5 million project nearly one month ahead of schedule.
The major scope of work involved dredging, cellular bulkhead construction, pile driving and construction of above-water portions of the wharf extension. Major quantities included 180,000 cubic yards of dredging; 9,000 cubic yards of concrete; 2,118 sheet piles; 320 concrete piles; and 50 H-piles.
The crew's dedication and hard work helped to overcome several challenges, including unique wharf design elements, environmental requirements, performing work in a tight area with minimal interruptions to scheduled shipping and working around unforeseen U.S. military operations providing resources to Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The project received the 2003 Award of Excellence from the American Society of Civil Engineers - San Diego Chapter, and the 2003 Marine and Waterfront Concrete Structure Award by the San Diego International Chapter of the American Concrete Institute.