Anchorage mulls options for troubled port project

Dec 17, 2012 -- 10:42am


- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Anchorage officials say the best options for the city's troubled port expansion project involve ripping out most of the new dock areas built, then either replacing the old dock or shoring it up. The Anchorage Daily News says one possible fix would leave the two major cargo carriers at the Port of Anchorage's old dock, which officials say is deteriorating. The city has been working for more than a decade to improve and replace the 51-year-old dock. Under a design patented by PND Engineers Inc., the new dock was being built as a series of U-shaped steel cells backfilled with gravel to create new land, instead of a traditional dock on piling. Major construction was halted in 2009 and 2010 after components of the new dock were damaged.

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