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Deer Island Public Access Fish Pier

Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries - Boston, MA


CLE Engineering was awarded a contract from the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, Office and Boating Access for a ADA compliant public fishing pier at Deer Island. Deer Island has a rich history and currently houses a state of the art wastewater treatment facility along with open acreage including a public trail system. The proposed pier is 210’ long by 12’ wide with a 60’ long by 16’ wide T-pier at the end, extending into Deer Island Flats which is part of Greater Boston Harbor. The project site is situated on the northwest side of Deer Island off of Tafts Avenue on Deer Island in Boston, MA.

The proposed entrance to the pier is located along the Judge A David Mazzone Park Trail and will extend in a perpendicular fashion from shore approximately 226. The project also includes a proposed parking lot with handicapped access to the existing walking path that leads to the fishing pier. The parking area has been designed in compliance with the Massachusetts DEP Stormwater Standards.

CLE performed a hydrographic and topographic survey at the project site. This survey information has been utilized to establish existing bathymetric and topographic conditions within the proposed fishing pier footprint, proposed parking area, and identify coastal wetland resource areas. Soil borings were also performed to characterize the underlying sediments to properly design the pier foundation.