Test Pile Program Construction Update: May 9, 2016

Test Pile Program Construction Update: May 9, 2016

Starting early this week, the Derrick Barge (DB) General will move north and stage in a new location near the Port of Anchorage’s (POA) Terminal 3. The POA plans on installing the Test Pile Program’s third pile starting Thursday morning, May 12, 2016.

Installation will begin with the vibratory hammer, followed by the hydraulic impact hammer. The vibratory phase is expected to take approximately 30 minutes. After an equipment change, the Continue reading

Problems with the Port – part 3

Problems with the Port – part 3

Fox 4 KTBY Anchorage
By: Gretchen Parsons

The Port of Anchorage services 85-percent of Alaska’s population and connects marine, highway, rail and air cargo systems that go to 200 different communities in Alaska.

The structures have reached their useful life spans and one of the most impactful facilities in the state could be compromised.

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http://www.youralaskalink.com/news/problems-with-the-port/article_b0442d5e-127b-11e6-8ffc-9f6e9ef0eeb1.html

Problems with the Port – part 2

Problems with the Port – part 2

Fox 4 KTBY Anchorage
By: Gretchen Parsons

The Port of Anchorage services 85-percent of Alaska’s population and connects marine, highway, rail and air cargo systems that go to 200 different communities in Alaska.

The structures have reached their useful life spans and one of the most impactful facilities in the state could be compromised.

View Full Story Here:
http://www.youralaskalink.com/news/problems-with-the-port-pt/article_1e599970-11b2-11e6-b679-7feff6b0a6ec.html

Problems at the Port

Problems at the Port

YourAlaskaLink.com
By: Gretchen Parsons

The Port of Anchorage services 85-percent of Alaska’s population and connects marine, highway, rail and air cargo systems that go to 200 different communities in Alaska.

The structures have reached their useful life spans and one of the most impactful facilities in the state could be compromised.

View Full Story Here:
http://www.youralaskalink.com/news/problems-at-the-port/article_d43be194-10f4-11e6-9adb-cf2733ccea1f.html

Test Pile Program Construction Update: May 2, 2016

The Port of Anchorage’s (POA) Test Pile Program gets underway this week with the installation of the first test pile today, May 2, 2016. The second pile is scheduled for installation on May 5, 2016. Both pile locations are near the existing Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants (POL) 1 terminal at the south end of the Port.

Long-term noise monitoring stations near Government Hill and Cherry Hill were set up the week of April 25, 2016 to collect ambient Continue reading

The Yeti Strikes Back

The Yeti Strikes Back

Alaska Mega Machines – Season 1 Episode 2

The Yeti, a machine with 588 sharp teeth, helps keep the coldest airport in America running. Mighty tugboats chew through ice chunks in the busiest port in Alaska. And soldiers become Arctic Warriors in the coldest army post in the country.

  • 44 min
  • TV-PG
  • Premiered ‎5‎/‎4‎/‎2016

Municipality continues to call for funding to improve Anchorage’s crumbling port

Municipality continues to call for funding to improve Anchorage’s crumbling port

KTVA News
By: Eric Ruble

ANCHORAGE – Aside from terminal additions in the 1970s, the Port of Anchorage has largely remained the same in the 54 years since the first dock was finished. A journey underneath the port — to both the terminals constructed in 1962 and the ‘70s — reveals the dilapidated state of the structure.

“In many cases, the welds start to fail,” said Todd Cowles, the port’s engineer, pointing out a corroded pile, or pillar, under Continue reading

Test Pile Program Construction Update: April 25, 2016

Test Pile Program Construction Update: April 25, 2016

The Derrick Barge (DB) General arrived in Anchorage from the Port of Seattle on April 20, 2016. The barge’s arrival at the Cook Inlet Tug and Barge dock marks the start of the Port of Anchorage’s (POA) month-long test pile program, which will install 10 indicator piles at key in-water locations. This critical test program will collect design information, investigate construction methods, and identify potential impacts that may occur when in-water construction begins in 1028 on the Anchorage Port Modernization Continue reading

“It Just Didn’t Work”: Legacy of botched project haunts port’s future (part 3)

“It Just Didn’t Work”: Legacy of botched project haunts port’s future (part 3)

Alaska Public Media
By: Zachariah Hughes

As aggressive corrosion rapidly degrades the Port of Anchorage, its funding future is in the hands of Juneau lawmakers. Funding for construction and rehabilitation of port infrastructure was the only financial request of the mayor’s administration in Anchorage for this session. But the possibility of action on a major spending project, even one most see as critical and inevitable, is nearly impossible according to lawmakers on both sides.

Trying to follow major spending request Continue reading

‘Slow motion disaster’ threatens state’s key port (part 2)

‘Slow motion disaster’ threatens state’s key port (part 2)

Alaska Public Media
By: Zachariah Hughes

The Port of Anchorage is literally coming apart, threatening to upend the state’s essential supply chain in what officials have called “a slow motion disaster.”

Every year, millions of taxpayer dollars are spent simply coping with the aggressive corrosion of the port’s most basic infrastructure. But without hundreds of millions to pay for major rehabilitation work, the nexus point for most of the state’s fuel, food, and building supplies  Continue reading