Gulf State Park Pier Recognized with Two Awards

Gulf State Park Pier Recognized with Two Awards

Thompson Engineering recently won the 2009 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Alabama "Engineering Excellence State Award" and the 2009 Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) "Excellence in Construction Award" for their accomplishment on the Gulf State Park Pier located in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Working with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Thompson Engineering provided design services for the new concrete pier which celebrated its grand opening on July 23, 2009.

Thompson Engineering weathered two Hurricanes (Gustav and Ike) and rough waters for the $16.3 Million project. The completed pier features a concession area (8,079 sf), restroom facilities, roadway and parking area, and a seawater intake system which includes a pumping station and pipeline that pumps saltwater several miles to 35 ponds at a fish hatchery. The Thompson Engineering team provided: surveying; permitting; architecture; geotechnical engineering; storm surge and wave analysis; site/civil design structural engineering; electrical/ mechanical engineering; plans/specifications; erosion and sediment control; fish and wildlife service coordination; construction materials/QA testing; and served as  the resident project representative during construction.

The Gulf State Park Pier attracts nearly 250,000 anglers and sightseers each year. It serves as a critical component to the welfare of Gulf Shores and the State of Alabama.

Posted on 09/30 • Permalink

Henley Bridge community center serves dual purpose

The Henley Community Center opened its doors on September 21. It's located at 220 East Blount Avenue, directly across from the south side of Henley Bridge. The office is staffed by personnel from Thompson Engineering for community access to the information center about the closing and reconstruction of the Henley Bridge.

Posted on 09/29 • Permalink

TDOT Opens New Henley Bridge Project Community Center

"This community center will be a valuable resource for the many people who live, work and travel in this area," said TDOT Region 1 Director Steve Borden.  "Representatives from TDOT and the Henley Bridge project consultant working with the state, Thompson Engineering, will be on hand at the center to assist visitors with information."  For more information on the project details and progress Click Here.

Posted on 09/22 • Permalink
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