Rochester Harbor Piers
Rochester, New York
Construction and Rehabilitation History
Construction of two parallel piers at the mouth of the
(Figure 281) was completed. The
lengths of the east and west
were 2,706 f t : and 3,064 ft, respectively, The structures were origi-
nally constructed of 20-ft-wide stone-filled timber cribs with stone
Rehabilitation of a 345-ft-long portion of the west pier was com-
with concrete to an el of 7.37 ft lwd, and the width of the structure
A 238-ft-long portion of the west pier (Figure 281) was rehabili-
Construction was similar to that of 1934.
The lakeward 901 ft of the west pier was rehabilitated (Figure 281).
Steel sheet pile was driven on each side of the existing structure
(about 27 ft apart). The voids between the sheetpiling and the ex-
isting structure were granular filled, and the pier was capped with
Rehabilitation of the lakeward 551-ft-long portion of the east pier
Additional rehabilitation of the 706 ft of the east pier was com-
sheetpiling, granular fill, and a concrete cap, similar to that done
Rehabilitation of a 410-ft-long portion (Figure 281) of the west pier
was completed. Repairs consisted of the installation of parallel
walls (on each side of the existing structure).
Voids were granular filled, and the pier was capped with concrete.
ft lwd, and the pier
The crest el of the repaired structure was
width was 22 ft.
A 1,125-ft-long portion of the west pier (Figure 281) was rehabili-
tated. Repairs were similar to those done previously by encasing the
existing structure in steel sheetpiling, filling the voids with
granular fill, and capping the structure with concrete.
The structures presently are in good condition with the exception of
minor repairs needed on the shoreward ends of both piers. An aerial
photo of the Rochester Harbor piers is shown in Figure 283.