Piney Point Pier and Revetment, St. Mary's County Maryland
The original Piney Point Pier in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, was constructed in 1975 but was damaged by storms over the years, most notably Hurricane Isabel in 2003. The decking was replaced after this storm, but the whole pier needed to be replaced.
For this reconstruction of the 1,654-square-foot pier, AMT designed an ADA-accessible timber pier to replace the existing facility. We improved the stone revetment and the retaining wall adjacent to the pier to minimize erosion while providing pleasing aesthetics at the shore. To do the design, AMT conducted a bathymetric survey from a boat to obtain the existing conditions. The adjacent boat ramp remained in service throughout construction.
The pier consisted of the wooden bulkhead include timber piles, walers, sheeting, and a tie rod to a concrete deadman. In addition, the existing stone revetment along the shoreline was analyzed and was extended beneath the new pier.