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SWG-2009-00831 (Nueces County Bob Hall Pier/LOP/Gulf of Mexico/Nueces Co.)

USACE Galveston District
Published March 21, 2023
Expiration date: 4/17/2023

Public Notice          Project Plans


To construct a new public pier in the general footprint of a previously permitted one damaged by Hurricane Harvey and recently removed. The previously permitted pier was demolished and removed under the conditions of its construction permit (No. 14690) in 2022. The pier would extend a total of 1,101 feet from the Mean High Water (MHW) line out into the Gulf of Mexico. The total overwater square footage of the project would be 45,260 square feet consisting of: a 90-foot-long by 25-foot-wide deck for a bait shop, public bathrooms and access control on the south side of the pier close to the land; a 1,030.7-foot-long (from MHW) by 20-foot-wide walkway, and a 70.5-foot-long diamond-shaped terminal platform that would extend 69.5 feet on each side of the 20-foot walkway area (159 feet at its widest). The proposed pier structure would be constructed of driven concrete piles at the landside concession and public area and steel pipe piling for the stem and diamond head with the total number consisting of 44 (24-inch-square), 62 (24-inch-square), and 22 (48-inch-square) piles. Construction cranes and material would arrive and be supported on barges. A temporary trestle may be constructed with driven steel piles and a temporary deck adjacent to the new pier for construction of the new pier and demolished prior to completion of the project. No dredging or fill is involved. There are no seagrasses or wetlands at the project location.