Berth 5-6 Pavement Performance: Port of Oaklan

by John O. Wilson, Port of Oakland, Oakland, CA, USA,
Jefferson M. Hilliard, Port of Oakland, Oakland, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Ports '86


In 1978 the Port of Oakland commenced a project to demolish the old Berth 5, 6 & 7 break bulk sheds, portions of the wharves, and the warehouses behind, and to construct container terminal facilities in their stead. The work was accomplished by a series of contracts and the terminal now called Berth 5 & 6, was completed in 1980. During design and construction many soils problems were encountered, including an old garbage fill. This paper reviews the design criteria and construction details of the Berth 5 and 6 pavements, examines the load history since operations commenced, and discusses and analyzes what worked and what resulted in problems for this typical container terminal pavement.

Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Pavement design | Berths | Container shipping | Terminal facilities | Pavements | Load and resistance factor design

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