The Bayonne Peninsula is man-made land constructed during the 1930s and 1940s by the U.S. Government.  The Peninsula was occupied by various military branches, most recently by the United States Navy until the facility was closed in the 1990s and subsequently transferred to the Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority.

Since the transfer of the Bayonne Peninsula to the Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority, it has become the third most active cruise port along the east coast.

As part of their plans to continue the revitalization of the Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor, Duffield Associates was retained to provide geotechnical engineering services for three projects at the site:

  • Replacement of approximately 1,000 feet of failed bulkhead for new berthing space.
  • Replacement of approximately 500 feet of existing bulkhead for a new park dedicated to memorializing the events of 9-11.
  • Construction of a new recreational fishing pier.

Services provided by Duffield include field investigation, geotechnical evaluation, development of geotechnical parameters for subsequent structural design of the replacement bulkheads and associated tie backs and driven foundation piles for the fishing pier.