Design and Stability Considerations for Unique Pier

by James Michalos,
David P. Billington,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1962, Vol. 127, Issue 4, Pg. 396-409

Document Type: Journal Paper


Design of Pier 40 in New York City; method of analysis of stability of pier when subjected to lateral impact; pier is 800 ft sq with 140 ft finger projection and has Burtoning system for handling cargo; concrete structure is supported on steel bearing piles driven to rock and designed for total compressive force of 105 tons; provided with cathodic protection system for main deck, second deck, and roof deck.

Subject Headings: Piers | Steel decks | Steel structures | Concrete piles | Steel piles | Lateral stability | Urban areas | Concrete structures | North America | United States | New York | New York City

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