USACE resumes Rochester Harbor east pier repair work

The USACE Buffalo District and its contractor Dean Marine & Excavating will resume repairs of the Rochester Harbor east pier, located in Rochester, New York, in the following days. 


Repairs to the structure, under the current contract, are expected to be completed in May 2021. 

“The east pier, commonly referred to as the Summerville Pier, is a key piece of infrastructure for commercial and recreational navigation in Rochester Harbor,” said Lex Barker, USACE Buffalo District, project manager. 

The Rochester Harbor east pier was constructed in 1908, and sections of the shoreward and lake ends were reconstructed in 1954 and 1971. 

USACE is using available funds to repair about 600 feet of the roughly 1,000-foot degraded section of the Rochester Harbor east pier. 

The section under repair is in the middle of previously repaired sections, and is close to the original construction, where the concrete cap is in poor condition and is structurally degraded, said USACE.

Repair of the remaining approximately 400 feet of degraded reach of the east pier would be dependent upon receiving additional funding.