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Seaside piers

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Introduction
 

In order to determine the different characteristics of piers, they can be classified according to their location:

  • Sea
  • River
  • Dam/Reservoir

Or according to their use:

  • Sports piers: kayaking, canoeing, sailing, etc.
  • Tourist leisure activity piers.
  • Traditional piers for sailing boats and motorboats.
 
 
Seaside piers
 
Seaside piers

Their characteristics vary according to their use, conditions of mooring to the pier, tidal movements, etc.

 
Seaside piers
 
Seaside piersSeaside piers
Re-fuelling platform (Masnou)
 
 
River piers
 
Designed to help embarkation and disembarkation in areas where the water level varies, there are strong currents, etc.
 
 

River piers‘Ebro’-type river piers

This model was designed especially to cope with strong currents and variable water levels.

Allows negative slopes to cope with exceptionally high water levels.

In the photograph below you can see how the pier behaves when there are high water levels.

River piers
 

General characteristics:

  • Variation in the water level: up to ±4.5m.
  • Maximum current speed: 3m/second.
  • Hydraulic pressure: 4.5kg/m2.
  • Maximum wind speed: 100km/h.
 
River piers
 
River piers
River pier with piles:


This model was designed especially to cope with strong currents and variable water levels.

Allows negative slopes to cope with the pier’s behaviour when there are exceptionally high water levels.


General characteristics:
  • Variation in the water level: up to ±4.5m.
  • Maximum current speed: 3m/second.
  • Hydraulic pressure: 4.5kg/m2.
  • Maximum wind speed: 100km/h.
 
 
 
     
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