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Bear Creek Boat Launch Design & Reconstruction

Bear Creek Boat Launch Design & Reconstruction

Project: Funding, Engineering, Design

Client: Town of Ontario, NY

Contact: Jim Oberst, P.E.

Completion Date: Completed in 2022

Description: Along a picture-perfect stretch of Lake Ontario shoreline, the Town of Ontario has long maintained a much-used public park and boat launch at Bear Creek Harbor / Thompson Park. The scenic spot, however, had begun to show serious signs of age and deterioration, suffering from the impacts of several seasons of historically high lake levels and wave surge/storm forces.  These storm forces accelerated deterioration to the boat ramp concrete slabs, retaining wall and structural supporting system.

The Town of Ontario sought to improve this popular community resource with the goal of redesigning the boat launch to be more resilient and better accommodate both pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Improvements included the installation of new concrete slabs for the boat launch,  improving the driving surface; replacing and/or installing concrete retaining walls;  installing new walkways and replacement of site lighting.