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Pile Driving Reports

Pile driving monitoring reports are the result of

  • Monitoring requirements developed in consultation with NMFS, WDFW, and US Fish and Wildlife
  • Information collected for site specific locations
  • Research conducted on bubble curtains, hammer cushions, and other mitigation strategies

These monitoring reports can help with site specific information when putting together Biological Assessments for projects in the same or similar areas.  Reports are listed alphabetically under the following headings:

Additional reports will be added as new information from our monitoring efforts becomes available.

 
Washington State Ferries Project - Puget Sound

Airborne Vibratory Technical Memo (WSDOT, 2010)(pdf 745 kb) - Memorandum describing airborne noise levels from vibratory driving of steel piles at Vashon, Wahkiakum and Keystone Ferry Terminals

Anacortes Ferry Terminal Vibratory Report (WSDOT, 2012)(pdf 898 kb) - Monitoring report on the vibratory pile installation of steel and plastic on steel piles at Anacortes Ferry terminal. 

Anacortes Ferry Terminal Pile Driving Report (WSDOT, 2007)(pdf 2.7 mb) -- Monitoring report on the impact of steel pile installation at Anacortes Ferry Terminal. 

Bainbridge Ferry Terminal Pile Driving Report (WSDOT, 2005)(pdf 1.3 mb) -- Monitoring report on the impact of steel pile installation at Bainbridge Ferry Terminal 

Cape Disappointment Pile Driving Report (WSDOT, 2006)((pdf 3.35 mb) -- Monitoring report on use of pile caps for impact driving of steel piles in Puget Sound.

Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility Technical Memo (WSDOT, 2005)(pdf 28 kb) -- Monitoring report on impact pile driving of steel piles at Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility. 

Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility Pile Driving Report (Jasco, 2005)(pdf 2.4 mb) -- Monitoring report on the particle velocity generated by impact pile driving of steel piles at the Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility.

Edmonds Ferry Terminal Vibratory Technical Memo (WSDOT, 2011)(pdf 160 kb) -- Monitoring report on vibratory pile driving of steel piles at the Edmonds Ferry Terminal. 

Friday Harbor Ferry Terminal Report (WSDOT, 2005)(pdf 3.41 mb) -- Monitoring report on impact pile driving of steel piles using air, diesel and hydraulic hammers and different bubble curtain configurations at Friday Harbor Ferry Terminal.

Keystone Ferry Terminal Vibratory Report (WSDOT, 2007)(pdf 1.0 mb) -- Monitoring report on vibratory installation of steel piles at keystone Ferry Terminal. 

Mukilteo Ferry Terminal Coring Noise Technical Memo (WSDOT, 2007)(pdf 242 kb) -- Noise monitoring report on coring operation north of the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal.

Mukilteo Ferry Terminal Test Pile Project Report (WSDOT, 2007)(pdf 3.01 mb) -- Noise monitoring report for underwater and airborne noise from impact pile driving of steel and concrete piles using Temporary Noise Attenuation Devices (TNAPS).

Mukilteo Ferry Terminal Test Pile Project Report (Jasco, 2007)(pdf 2.4 mb) -- Noise monitoring report for the underwater noise and background sound levels at distance from the impact test pile project north of the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal.

Port Townsend Timber Pile Removal (WSDOT, 2011)(pdf 130 kb) -- Monitoring report of vibratory removal of timber piles at Port Townsend Ferry Terminal.

Port Townsend Test Pile Report (WSDOT, 2010)(pdf 1.4 mb) -- Monitoring report of vibratory and impact pile installation of steel piles at Port Townsend Ferry Terminal.

Seattle Ferry Terminal Batter Pile Report (WSDOT, 2012)(pdf 692 kb) -- Monitoring report of a single battered steel pile at Seattle Ferry Terminal.

Vashon Test Pile Report (WSDOT, 2010)(pdf 2.73 mb) -- Monitoring report of impact pile driving of steel piles with modified TNAP at Vashon Ferry Terminal.

Vashon Ferry Terminal Vibratory Report (WSDOT, 2010)(pdf 209 kb) -- Monitoring report of vibratory installation of steel piles at Vashon Ferry Terminal. 

Wahkiakum Ferry Terminal Monitoring Report (WSDOT, 2010)(pdf 3.93 mb) -- Monitoring report of impact driving of steel piles for Wahkiakum Ferry Terminal on the Columbia River with confined bubble curtain.

WSF Underwater Background Monitoring Report (WSDOT, 2014)(pdf 1.1 mb) -- Compendium of background sound levels near various ferry terminals in Puget Sound.

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Bridge Projects

Hood Canal Bridge Report (Battelle, 2005)(pdf 3.8 mb) -- Monitoring report of impact driving steel piles at the Hood Canal Bridge, Puget Sound.

Hood Canal Bridge Pile Driving Report (Battelle, 2004)(pdf 2.7 mb) -- Monitoring report of impact driving steel piles at low tide on the beach near Hood Canal Bridge, Puget Sound.

Manette Bridge Vibratory Technical Memo (WSDOT, 2010)(pdf 314 kb) -- Monitoring report of vibratory installation of steel piles at the Manette Bridge, WA.

Manette Bridge Pier Demolition (WSDOT, 2012)(pdf 2.13 mb) -- Monitoring report of demolition of concrete bridge piers above water with a hoe-ram.

SR 24 Bridge Replacement Report (WSDOT, 2005)(pdf 3.14 mb) -- Monitoring report of impact pile driving of steel piles in Yakima river for the SR 24 bridge replacement project.
 
SR 202 Evans Creek Technical Memo (WSDOT, 2006)(pdf 320 kb) -- Monitoring report for upland impact pile driving of steel H-piles.

SR 202 Evans Creek Bridge (WSDOT, 2006)(pdf 2.0 mb) -- Monitoring report for upland impact pile driving of steel piles.

SR 240 Bridge Replacement Report (WSDOT, 2004)(pdf 3.41 mb) -- Monitoring of impact driving of steel piles in Yakima river for SR 240 bridge replacement project.

SR 240 Bridge Replacement Report (WSDOT, 2003)(pdf 1.5 mb) -- Monitoring of impact driving of steel piles in Yakima River for SR 240 bridge replacement project.

SR 411 Lexington Bridge Report (WSDOT, 2006)(pdf 508 kb) -- Monitoring report of impact driving of steel piles in the Cowlitz River.

SR 520 Test Pile Project Monitoring Report (Illingworth & Rodkin, 2010)(pdf 3.89 mb) -- Monitoring report of impact driving of steel piles in Lake Washington using TNAP and DNAP attenuation devices. 

SR 529 Ebey Slough Bridge Replacement (WSDOT, 2011)(pdf 2.55 mb) -- Monitoring report of impact driving of steel piles for underwater and airborne noise at Ebey Slough, Washington.

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Research

Acoustic Radiation from a Submerged Pile during Pile Driving (Stockham, Dahl, Reinhall, 2010)(PDF 360 kb) -- Research report describing how impact hammer energy levels are transferred through a steel pile at Vashon Ferry terminal.

Analysis of the Port Townsend Underwater Acoustic Background (Stockham, Dahl, Reinhall, 2010)(pdf 427 kb) -- Research on the best methods to collect and report underwater background sound levels in Puget Sound.

Characterizing Underwater Noise from Industrial Pile Driving at Close Range (Stockham, Dahl, Reinhall, 2010)(pdf 539 kb) -- Research report on characterizing the underwater noise generated during impact pile driving at Vashon Ferry Terminal.

Investigation of the Performance of a Method to Reduce Pile Driving Generated underwater Noise (Zhou, 2009)(pdf 3.5 mb) -- Research report on a new method to reduce underwater noise generated during impact pile driving of steel piles.

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