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Mark P. Cencer, P.E.
Director of Coastal Engineering Services

Cleveland Metroparks Water Taxi Stations, Cleveland, Ohio

Gordon Park

In May 2016, Cleveland Metroparks celebrated the launch of its new Water Taxi Service along the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland’s Flats District. KS helped put infrastructure in place for the two taxi stations - one each on the East and West banks of the river. The project was one of several tasks performed under a under a five-year General Coastal Engineering Services contract.

KS provided design services and developed construction documents for the platform stations that serve passengers waiting to board the 26-foot diesel-powered Crosby Yacht called the “eLCee2.” KS also designed the floating docks, 40-foot-long ADA compliant ramps, 60 feet of sheet piling, wood deck, and stone revetment along the riverbanks, and an H-Pile foundation system comprised of 26 steel H Piles that were driven 35 feet below the river bottom to provide structural support for the docks and platforms.

KS assisted Cleveland Metroparks in obtaining the necessary permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to move the project forward, and provided oversight during construction.

In April 2015, Cleveland Metroparks awarded the construction contract to Nerone and Sons, Inc. Construction was completed in 2015 and the Water Taxi began operation in May 2016.