The nation’s largest ferry system gets new, safer terminal
since the state of Wash. got a new ferry terminal
4 million passengers
who depend on the Wash. ferry system annually
approx. saved through a retaining wall approach developed by Haley & Aldrich
- Washington State’s Mukilteo Multimodal Ferry Terminal, part of the United States’ largest ferry system, is a major transportation hub in the Seattle metropolitan area. But its 60-year-old building did not meet current seismic standards, and the backlog of waiting ferry passengers caused traffic gridlock.
- The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) relied on Haley & Aldrich to provide geotechnical and seismic design solutions as it set out to build a new terminal.
- We designed the new terminal to meet modern seismic standards and to withstand sea level rise, while saving WSDOT about $4 million by developing an alternate solution for the retaining wall system design.
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Senior Technical Expert, Geotechnical Engineering