Berths 57, 58, and 59 Container Wharf at the Port of Oakland

by Simo Hoite, Thomas Dahlgren, and George Fotinos

This 3,600-foot wharf will support six of the world’s largest container cranes in an area with high seismic activity and liquefiable soils. This paper presents the design of the wharf, including a method to stabilize the soft Bay Mud using a combination of Cement Deep Soil Mixing and a rock dike. The wharf project also includes a large quantity of excavation to align the shoreline and a soil management plan to dispose of the dredged materials.