Terminal Island Turnaround

by Ari Steinberg, P.E., Pres. and Sr. Program Mgmt. Consultant; Meridian Engineers, Seattle, WA; Port of Long Beach, CA,
Wade Watson, P.E., (M.ASCE), Principal; KPFF Consulting Engineers, Seattle, WA,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2001, Vol. 71, Issue 7, Pg. 58-63

Document Type: Feature article


The Pier T marine terminal at the Port of Long Beach is a new 375-acre (152 ha) container terminal being developed at the former Long Beach Naval Station and Naval Shipyard. The $525-million development project includes the demolition of an extensive list of upland and in-water facilities, import of fill material, site grading, and construction of new terminal facilities. The port is dredging the approach channel and berthing areas to a 50 ft (15 m) depth, constructing a 20 ac (8 ha) landfill to widen a peninsula for an intermodal rail yard, and building a 5,000 ft (1,524 m) long deep-draft concrete wharf.

Subject Headings: Terminal facilities | Ports and harbors | Construction sites | Construction materials | Beaches | Shipyards | Rail transportation

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