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Port Manatee Berth 12 Wharf Extension and Container Terminal

  The Manatee County Port Authority approved construction in 2012 for a 584-foot extension of Berth 12 wharf as a deep water sheet pile bulkhead and a 10 acre container yard, finishing a port expansion project originating in 1997. The completed berth 12 is now 1,584 feet long with a 40-foot draft and capable of handling Panamax-sized ships arriving at Port Manatee’s first dedicated container facility. As a subcontractor to American Bridge, our scope of work included the site work consisting of approximately 84,000 cy of on-site excavation, 62,000 cy of off-site borrow fill, 56,700 sy of 24 inch stabilized sub base, 56,700 sy of 12 inch lime rock base, 2,450 lf of water main, 1,400 lf of storm drainage pipe, 390 lf of 12 foot x 6 foot box culvert, erosion controls, and various concrete structures.

   To construct the lime rock base courses we purchased 46,500 tons of Mexican lime rock base which was shipped directly to the port in cargo ships. It was then off loaded from the ships to just a short distance from our work area making our on site trucking of the material minimal. The earthwork was challenging as well.  The existing soil on the site originated from previous dredging projects and was thus unsuitable for our use as backfill materials. We were however able to mix and blend some of these materials to produce a suitable LBR 40 stabilized sub grade and haul the remaining excess soil to an owner provided spoil area. 

 

PROJECT INFORMATION

Project:           Berth 12 Warf Extension and

                          Container Terminal

Location:         Port Manatee, Florida  

Owner:            Manatee County Port Authority                

Owner’s Rep:  Paul Michalak, P.E. 

                          American Bridge

                          pmichalak@americanbridge.net 

Phone:             (813)260-4384

Type:                          Civil

Construction Area:   12 acres

Capacity:                    Subcontractor

Contract Value:         $3,055,000.00

Contract Type:           Lump Sum

Engineer:                    CH2M Hill

Completion Date:      October, 2013