Solution: Re design and rebuild the 6,300 square feet of docks and finger piers using New Bedford Technology-
FiberForce® HDPE Plastic Lumber. Given the experience that the Harbor had with the Tsunami, the focus was on building a very tough, long lasting system that could withstand a 2’ wave. Designed by Ashton Engineering and constructed by the team at Bellingham Marine, the new docks at Santa Cruz featuring Bedford Fiberforce HDPE plastic lumber are supported by floats similar to a traditional timber dock system.
Installation of the new docks was started the last week of July and completed August 16, 2011. The Bedford FiberForce product comes with a 50 Year limited warranty and is a 100% recycled product. This is an HDPE product that is inert in the environment and can withstand years of heavy duty use and wave action.
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Lewis and Clark River Bridge & Old Youngs Bay Bridge- Outside of Astoria, Oregon
When the Oregon Department of Transportation needed to repair 2 of the oldest bridges on the historic 101 Highway System they turned to the HDPE Timber’s manufactured by Bedford Technologies. The existing wood timbers that support both bridges had rot and decay issues and needed to be replaced.
Bedford Technologies engineers developed a splice system that allowed FiberForce® 4 x 12’s to be used at 29’ and 33’ lengths and also supplied 12 x 12 SeaTimber® reinforced by (4) 1- 5/8” Rebars @ 34’ Lengths. The repairs are in place and the ODOT engineers were extremely happy with the end results and the work done by Oregon State Bridge Construction, INC of Stayton, OR.
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