Newport Boat Ramp
The Newport, Delaware Boat Ramp project involved the construction of a two-lane concrete boat ramp with barrier free access boarding piers, a canoe-kayak platform, associated paved parking area, a storm water management system, landscaping, area lighting and a site security video system.
Anytime a project involves tidal waters, Mother Nature becomes part of the project team. With our extensive marine experience, the G&L crew scheduled the work to coordinate with the changing tides. The carefully crafted schedule was designed to communicate exactly what work would be taking place each day thereby allowing inspectors and testing labs to be present at critical times to insure all requirements of quality control were met and documented. The daily plan also included pumping out the workspace inside the cofferdam to provide a dry bottom for concrete slab construction. The assembly and aluminum welding detail of the floating ramp surfaces are intended to be used as a handicap ramp, as well as a recreational facility where barefooted boaters would be working with their marine equipment. The aluminum system’s integrity was tested during the floods of September 2003, and passed the test with flying colors.
Through value engineering, George & Lynch was able to bring about quick, cost effective solutions to design issues such as grade conflicts between the parking lot and boat ramp without compromising function or design.