Old Saybrook Seeks USACE Permit to Replace Pier and Dock

The town of Old Saybrook is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, to replace a pier and dock and do other work in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

The work is located at the intersection of Ferry Road and Clark Street in the Connecticut River.

According to the Corps, the proposed work involves the removal of the existing pier and dock configuration and the construction of an approximately 218 linear foot by 8-foot wide, pile-supported fixed timber pier; the installation of ten, 8-foot by 20-foot floating docks with associated 3.5-foot by 22-foot ramps and associated piles.

Also included is the installation of 25 fender tie-off piles; the installation of a 10-foot wide by approximately 100-foot long floating dock with associated 6-foot by 22-foot ramp anchored by two, 3 batter-braced pile float restraints.

The purpose of the proposed project is to create a municipal pier and dock in support of commercial fishing and recreational boating.

Further consultation with the National Marine Fisheries Service regarding EFH conservation recommendations is being conducted and will be concluded prior to the final permit decision, reported the Corps.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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