Erie Harbor Piers
Construction and Rehabilitation History
Constructfon of a 3,248-ft-long north pier (Figure 253) was completed
time. The pier was a stone-filled timber crib structure
Construction of a 2,215-ft-long south pier (Figure 253) was completed
during this period. This pier was also a stone-filled timber crib
Concrete and stone superstructures were installed on the north and
el of the north pier varied from section to section.
Rehabilitation and repair of portions of the north pier were per-
formed. Portions of the pier were repaired by the installation of
steel sheetpiling, granular fill, and a new concrete cap (Fig-
ure 254, Sections A and D. A total of 1,141 ft of the north pier
superstructure was rebuilt.
A disposal. dike was constructed adjacent to the south pier
Portions of the north pier were repaired (Figure 253, Sections A , F,
piers were encased in steel sheetpiling. The voids
between the sheetpiling and the existing timber cribs were granular
filled, and the structure was recapped with concrete (Figure 255).
The shoreward end of the north pier (Section A) was approximately
ft lwd. The lakeward portions
21 ft in width with a crest el of
of the pier (Section F and G) were about 28 ft wide with an el of
The piers are presently considered to be in good condition. An
aerial photo of the Erie Harbor piers prior to the construction of
the disposal dike is shown in Figure 256.