Parsons Brinckerhoff Will Develop Boston Container Terminal

The Boston office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, the engineering, architectural, and planning firm, is currently at work on a project that will transform the west end of the Massachusetts Port Authority's Castle Island Terminal into a modern container terminal.

This is a first step in significantly increasing the container-handling capacity of Boston Harbor.

W h e n c o m p l e t e d , the South Boston Terminal located across the Harbor from Logan Airport, will be upgraded to include a 1,000- foot berth, two container cranes, and a 10-acre upland area with t e r m i n a l s u p p o r t f a c i l i t i e s.

Ground-breaking ceremonies are expected to take place this month.

The scope of work includes detailed inspection of the existing marginal timber wharf, rehabilitating and upgrading the wharf foundation, extending the wharf deck, and adding crane rail foundations to support the crane runway.

Due to airplane glide path limitations near the airport, low profile cranes will be specified.

Further steps in the rehabilitation call for the design of three buildings—an administrative center, a service garage, and an employee facility—as well as the design of all new utilities, security fencing, and ship's services.

Parsons Brinckerhoff will follow the project through to completion, with construction management services geared toward keeping Castle Island Terminal's busy shipping schedule in operation while the conversion is underway.

A fast-track design and c o n s t r u c t i o n schedule is being used to achieve startup in the first quarter of 1981.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 17,  Feb 15, 1980

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