Design and Construction of Two Concrete Pontoons to Serve as Berths at the Port of Juneau Cruise Ship Terminal

Two concrete pontoons were designed and constructed to serve as the new berths at the Port of Juneau Cruise Ship Terminal in Alaska. The addition of the concrete pontoons will enable simultaneous berthing of one Panamax-size cruise ship up to 1,000 feet (305 meters) in length and one post-Panamax-size cruise ship up to 1,100 feet (335 meters).The south berth concrete pontoon is 300 feet (91 meters) long and 50 feet (15 meters) wide, while the north berth concrete pontoon is 400 feet (122 meters) long and 50 feet (15 meters) wide. Both pontoons are 20 feet (6 meters) deep. The existence of numerous heavy attachments to hull plating made the design and the construction of the pontoons challenging. This paper is focused on discussing the salient features of the design and construction effort for the concrete pontoons.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 193-203
  • Monograph Title: Ports 2016: Port Planning and Development

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01605711
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784479919
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jun 7 2016 3:03PM