Douglas County owns the vintage pier structure in Winchester Bay, Oregon, known locally as the “Crabbing Dock.” The county retained DOWL to perform a condition assessment of the timber dock structure. DOWL performed the above-water inspection and brought in a diver for the underwater inspection. The assessment provided critical information for determining the maintenance and repair for this waterfront asset.
DOWL also prepared a summary report that recorded all the inspection results and provided recommendations for a phased repair plan, including order of magnitude cost estimates for the recommended repairs. DOWL then assisted the county with preparation of grant applications and provided the design for a rehabilitation. This design included an American’s with Disabilities Act-compliant ramp at the shore end of the structure. To meet National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) requirements, existing treated timber structural elements could not be replaced “in kind” with treated timber elements; therefore, the design used steel and composite plastic for repair and replacement in and over the water.
Due to NMFS requirements, the rehabilitation design used steel and composite plastic for repair and replacement in and over the water.
Winchester Bay, Oregon
Douglas County Parks Department
Construction Administration and Inspection