Waterfront construction update: pile-capping begins

A worker adjusts recently poured concrete on top of a piling at King County Water Taxi's future Passenger Only Ferry (POF) facility at Colman Dock. The procress, known as capping, will help connect the piles to the trestle and passenger deck of the facility.

First we drove piles into the bottom of Puget Sound. Now, we’re preparing to cap them.

Crews are working to connect the piles to the future weather-protected structure of our new passenger-only ferry facility. They do that by forming “pile plugs” — rebar cages filled with concrete — that will secure and connect the piles to the trestle and passenger deck of the facility (see photo).

This process should be finished in a couple of months, and crews will start laying the decking.

Be sure to check back later for more construction updates.

A rebar cage is positioned atop a piling of the future King County Water Taxi Passenger Only Ferry (POF) facility at Colman Dock in Seattle. The cage will be filled with cement that will connect the piling to the trestle and passenger deck of the future facility.

 

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