To Repair or Replace: Structural Assessment of Damage at the Steeplechase Pier

March 27, 2018
Publication: Concrete Repair Bulletin
Author(s): Kirk Stauffer Steven Hall Kevin Poulin

Kirk Stauffer, Steven Hall, and Kevin Poulin published an article, “To Repair or Replace: Structural Assessment of Damage at the Steeplechase Pier,” in the March/April 2018 issue of Concrete Repair Bulletin. Steeplechase Pier, located in Coney Island, Brooklyn, was damaged by Hurricane Sandy in late 2012. During reconstruction of the pier in 2013, the mooring “spud” of a construction barge failed and the barge rammed into the pier, seriously damaging it. Their article outlines the response to investigate this damage and develop repairs, details the challenges of completing an investigation that determined the condition of the piles, and discusses how the aggressive schedule to reopen the pier ultimately determined the chosen repair scheme.

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