Zarbo Avenue Bulkhead Condition Assessment Report – North Kingstown RI
95 Cripe Street
North Kingstown, RI
Completion Date: 2012
Total Project Value: $19,000
Relevant Project Features:
• Performed a top-side inspection
• Observed an underwater dive inspection
• Prepared the Condition Assessment Report
RT Group, Inc. (RTG) was retained by the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) to prepare a Condition Assessment Report for their Bulkhead located on Zarbo Avenue in Quonset Point, Rhode Island.
RTG performed a top-side inspection including the establishment of a baseline stationing system to allow noted deficiencies along the 1,300-foot-long bulkhead to be recorded in an organized fashion. In addition to the top-side inspection, RTG coordinated and observed the underwater dive inspection performed by Specialty Diving Services of North Kingstown, RI.
Using the information obtained during the inspections, RTG prepared the Condition Assessment Report, which summarized and rated the condition of each bulkhead component; evaluated the vulnerability of the bulkhead to wave/storm surges; and provided recommendations for its replacement, including estimated costs.
The Condition Assessment Report was utilized by the QDC to obtain a $6.0 Million grant from the federal government to replace the bulkhead.
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