Blount Island Marine Terminal

RS&H is providing Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) Services for multiple JaxPort projects including this Crane Rail Re-Grout and Warf Rehabilitation/Upgrades.  

The Crane Rail ReGrout Project included resetting of the existing crane rail, installation of continuous sole plates, and leveling grout for the landside crane rail that supports the gantry cranes. Construction also included removal of the existing crane rail paying particular attention to the existing structural components of the pier, installation of anchor bolts with a two part epoxy resin, installation of crane rail sole plates, and construction of the crane rail itself. The verification of QC tests included torque testing of the anchor bolts and rail clips, production of grout cubes, and verification of rail alignment and elevations. 

The Wharf Rehabilitation and Upgrades of the existing marginal cargo wharf is designed in six phases with a total length of 5,400 ft. The project consists of the demolition and reconstruction of on-wharf structures, to include the pile cap, ballasted deck, ballast, base, paving, drainage, railroad track and associated hardware. The project also includes construction of container and cargo crane tie-downs and stowage pins, and installation of new or restoration of existing crane auxiliary power and crane rails. Additional items include removal and replacement of existing wharf fenders, completion of cap and prestressed concrete, precast piling repairs, completion of steel sheet pile bulkhead repairs, and installation and testing of sacrificial cathodic protection. RS&H verified the contractors QC Plan tracked all installed quantities, and ensured all repairs were completed and documented. Blount Island Marine Terminal remained operational during the entire project with only the repaired wharf section being an active work zone. Particular attention was given to the various shipping tenants as to not interrupt their schedules.

Inspection and quality assurance services provided included:

  • Inspection of erosion control plan implementation and maintenance
  • Inspection of maintenance of traffic plan and implementation
  • Inspection of earthwork for construction
  • Inspection of removal and replacement of concrete
  • Inspection of removal and replacement of asphalt
  • Inspection of reinforcing steel placement
  • Inspection of epoxy-coating and bituminous coating
  • Inspection of crane rail assembly removal, leveling, and grouting
  • Inspection of continuous sole plates, jacking lugs, and anchor bolt installation
  • Inspection of 175# crane rail installation
  • Inspection of rail joint splice welding
  • Coordination with existing port operations

Related Services:  Construction Management

Project Information

Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville Port Authority