Project Category: Concrete Restoration

The Ocean City, NJ Music Pier dates back to 1928 when construction began to create a new concert hall for the community that had just lost a large portion of the boardwalk to a fire in 1927. The Music Pier that you see today is an elevated cast-in-place conventionally reinforced concrete structure that extends over the beach and into the Atlantic Ocean. Quinn Construction, Inc. was awarded the contract to remove and replace the existing concrete and steel over 100 % of the music pier, approx. 14,000 sq. ft. In addition to the slab, we completed approx. 2,700 sq. ft. of structural thru- deck repair and 200 sq. ft. repair to existing beams and girders.Demolition of this elevated concrete slab was completed during the winter months which caused challenges due to the snow and cold temperatures.Additional challenges included daily cleanup due to environmental protection issues; protecting the work area from salt spray from the ocean; removing sand on the underside of the pier to gain access in areas of the thru-deck and beam repairs; transporting materials across the boardwalk due to maximum load requirements on the pier and boardwalk; trying to meet a tight phasing schedule while keeping the pier open to pedestrians and overcoming the hindrance of the tide schedule.A crowd favorite and an Ocean City, NJ landmark since 1928, the project was completed on time and on budget through the winter of 2011. The preservation of the Music Pier has extended its original useful life and will continue to provide enjoyment for future generations.
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