Port Townsend, WA
In September of 2022, work to replace the jetties at Point Hudson, located in the city of Port Townsend, WA, began. At almost a century old, the breakwater structures have required replacement for quite some time. Instead of a full-blown replacement, the port had continued making repairs dating back to 1969, holding off the inevitable. The rocks for the jetty are basalt, which will be held in place with steel. The improvements at the Point Hudson Marina included the removal and disposal of the existing timber pile, breakwater and bulkhead, navigation aids, timber walkway, and steel piles. The design also allowed for the installation of a pedestrian walkway atop the South Jetty and featured a wider viewing platform at the end.
In November of 2022, Portland Bolt manufactured the required fasteners for this project, which consisted of large ASTM A307A steel rods with threads on each end as well as custom-manufactured heavy hex bolts. The rods were 2″ in diameter with lengths of 180″ and 210″. The heavy hex bolts were also ASTM A307A, 1-1/2″ in diameter and approximately 18″ long. The materials supplied were hot-dip galvanized per ASTM F2329 and were 100% melted and manufactured in the USA. With Portland Bolt’s ability to hot forged headed bolts and thread large diameter rods, as well as having an in-house hot dip galvanizing line specifically designed for threaded fasteners, these types of construction fasteners were a perfect fit.