This project was for the design and fabrication of a floating fire station in San Francisco. Liftech was the lead marine design consultant for this design-build project and designed a steel pier next to The Embarcadero; a steel access ramp between the pier and steel float; a steel float and associated items, such as fender supports and pile collards; and…
Liftech provided the structural design of the steel float for a new ferry terminal located at Treasure Island. The design included the float structure, support and connection to the gangway ramp, guide pile collars to restrain the ramp laterally while permitting vertical motion, access for future battery systems, and berthing, mooring, and access systems compatible with WETA ferry vessels and…
The City of Alameda and Alameda Point Partners added a ferry terminal at the Seaplane Lagoon in Alameda. The terminal is compatible with the Water Emergency Transportation Authority ferries and operations. Liftech provided engineering services for design of the new steel float including float structure and deck supports on the float for components that attach to the float, such as…
Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), Central Bay Operations & Maintenance Facility Design, Alameda, California
This new Operations & Maintenance Facility is the home base for the SF Bay Ferry fleet in the central bay. The facility will be used to maintain vessels operating on the Alameda, Oakland, Richmond, and South San Francisco ferry routes, and to coordinate emergency transportation services during a regional disaster, disruption in transportation, or both.
WETA is expanding ferry service dramatically to accommodate a significant increase in ridership during the past several years. Part of this expansion includes increasing the overall size of the WETA Downtown San Francisco terminal, adding two new ferry gates, and refurbishing the float at an existing gate. The additional gates and more spacious terminal will significantly improve capacity and quality of service.
Liftech designed a 78-foot-long steel float as a replacement float at the Clay Street Ferry Terminal in Oakland, California. The project had an accelerated schedule. The previous float needed to be removed and the new float installed in a single weekend. Liftech worked with Manson to provide a design that accommodated the schedule and allowed for a relatively quick and easy float installation.
Liftech designed two 80 ft by 15 ft by 5 ft steel floats as layover berths for Water Emergency Transportation Authority ferry vessels. Each float is moored with three steel pipe piles. The pile collars are removable and their locations can be adjusted several inches to accommodate float placement at other locations.
Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) Oyster Point Marina SSF Ferry Terminal Float and Gangway
As part of a Manson Construction Company design-build team, Liftech designed a 103-foot-long steel truss gangway, a 45-foot-wide by 115-foot-long post-tensioned concrete float, and mooring dolphins. The float is used to berth ferry boats.