Pier 78 Marine Repairs

Philadelphia, PA


PHILADELPHIA REGIONAL PORT AUTHORITY (PRPA) owns Piers 78 South, located at the intersection of East Snyder Avenue and South Columbus Boulevard in Philadelphia, PA. Pier 78 South which was built circa 1915.

Pier 78 South is a 250 foot wide finger pier extending 900 feet into the Delaware River from the bulkhead line. It is constructed as a concrete high deck structure with a 24 foot wide reinforced concrete apron on both the upriver and downriver sides of the core of the pier. The aprons are supported on timber pile bents with a concrete cap. Forty-four (44) bents support the upriver apron, while forty (40) bents support the downriver apron.

The scope of work for the project requires rehabilitation of selected concrete areas that exhibit advanced deterioration. The work associated with this phase of the repairs includes the replacement of deteriorated concrete along the loading dock surface adjacent to the warehouse doors, the loading dock wall rail deck, and the concrete seawall in addition to spall repairs on the barrier and apron surface.