Replacement of Mallory Pier at the United States Merchant Marine Academy

Mallory Pier at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) in Kings Point, New York could no longer safely fill its role in USMMA’s training mission. With portions of the original timber pier dating to the 1940’s, the Academy’s waterfront was in need of modernization. A new pier was commissioned as one of the capital improvement projects implemented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD) under United States Department of Transportation. The existing pier was replaced with a new concrete pier. In order to minimize the construction duration, the design utilized precast concrete piles, pile caps, and deck panels. The incorporation of these elements allowed the construction process to be expedited and minimized the need for formwork over water. The new pier is equipped with a timber wave fence, composite polymeric fender piles, composite floating camels, and mooring hardware to protect the pier and allow safe berthing for the Academy’s training vessels. The project upgraded the pier’s electrical system and provided electrical and mechanical hookup stations for berthed vessels.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 451-461
  • Monograph Title: Ports 2016: Port Engineering

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01605554
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784479902
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jun 7 2016 3:01PM