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Port Aransas Fishing Piers – Port Aransas, Texas

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In the summer of 2017, Hurricane Harvey struck the coast of Texas. It was one of the most powerful and devastating storms on the Texas Gulf Coast in decades, leaving a large amount of damage in its wake. The city of Port Aransas was hit particularly hard, but with the help of FEMA, they have replaced three damaged piers with total-precast concrete piers.


The Charlie’s Pasture Pier was originally constructed out of wood. It had already sustained damage from the wakes of passing ships, then was ultimately damaged beyond repair by the hurricane. The new precast pier is built taller than the last to avoid the same kind of damage from wakes.


The Roberts Point Park Pier has replaced the wooden J.P. Luby Pier which was dedicated in 1985 and named in honor of the Nueces County Precinct 4 commissioner at the time. It has been a hot spot for both anglers and surfers since its original construction.


The Brundrett Memorial Park Pier was also so badly damaged by the hurricane that it needed to be replaced. The new structure stretches 167.5 feet from the bulkhead.


All 3 piers were re-designed to be a total precast concrete solution with precast/prestressed piling, pile caps (which were originally designed to be CIP), and beams and slabs. One particularly unique design feature the precast concrete manufacturer, Heldenfels Enterprises, incorporated was the use of fiberglass rebar in all of these structural elements. Because the city wisely selected precast concrete, they can rest assured knowing that these new total-precast piers will be long-standing, low-maintenance, and structurally sound features of their coastline for decades to come.

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  • Precast Manufacturer: Heldenfels Enterprises, Inc – San Marcos, Texas
  • Specialty Precast Engineer: Eriksson Technologies, Inc – Tampa, Florida
  • General Contractor: Derrick Construction – Rockport, Texas
  • General Contractor: Russel Marine LLC – Ingleside, Texas

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