STRUCTURAL ENGINEERINGcalifornia redwood CO.
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: John F. Bradford, PE, SE
Crow Engineering, Inc. was contracted to perform a structural assessment of the California Redwood Company chip loading facility adjacent to the Evergreen Pulp Mill in Samoa, California.
The dock structure consists of the combination of a timber pile finger dock which extends approximately 700 feet over the water, a timber pile supported central platform, and a steel pipe pile supported concrete deck and pile caps which support the main town structure.
The conveyor is supported on four timber bents utilizing full height timber piles and four steel bents that are supported by concrete pile caps on steel pipe piles. Additionally, a series of steel pipe pile dolphins with concrete caps, connected by a timber walkway extend both directions from the main dock structure, including one timber dolphin on the south extension.