The following is part of the "Brant Street Pier" in Burlington, ON (Canada.)
The post processing was checking the colours and other options available in Camera-in-the-RAW where I straighen the line and then opened in Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 and resized to 600 px x ? for upload to this site, and then fooled around with the UNSHARP MASK and found this the best. Lastly saved as JPEG for upload to this site for you to see it.
Facts about the Brant Street Pier
The Brant Street Pier is the final phase of the Downtown Waterfront Project that includes the expansion of the Burlington Art Centre; the construction of the 380-vehicle Locust Street parking garage; and Discovery Landing with its all-season Rotary Centennial Pond.
The City of Burlington thanks the Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Program and Halton Region for contributing to funding for the Brant Street Pier project as part of the Waterfront at Downtown Burlington. Burlington will benefit enormously for many years to come both directly through enjoyment of the new amenities and indirectly through the downtown waterfront's influence on Burlington's economic growth and tourism.
How the Brant Street Pier was made
The Brant Street Pier is a seven-span continuous structure with a concrete deck. It is supported by a steel framework made of three main girders (stringers) connected by diaphragms with bolted connections. The length of the pier is 137 metres. The width of the span, or deck, is about 7.5 metres.
At the fifth span, about 85 metres from shore "referred to as the circular node" the deck widens to 20 metres. This circular node contains a raised platform that is nine metres in diameter and can be reached by a circular staircase. The raised platform supports a 12-metre beacon structure made of a tubular structural steel framing.
The Brant Street Pier is an open structure, elevated above the water.
* The height above water is about five metres
* The pier is built on 14 caissons each 1.4 metres in diameter and drilled into a bedrock foundation
* The pier is 137 metres long and 7.5 metres wide, about the same width as the Spencer Smith Park promenade. The pier features two safety handrails. One handrail is called a ‘rub-rail’ for cyclists at 900 millimetres to 1,100 millimetres, also acting as a handrail and a second top rail at a height of 1,400 millimetres
The Brant Street Pier design includes three major elements, a land element, a circular node and a beacon.
* The circular node is located 85 metres from the shore. It has a lookout level and a lighted beacon
* The lookout is nine metres in diameter and four metres above the main pier deck
* The land element that connects with the pier is 24 metres in diameter. It will provide a new activity area and will be the launching point from the shore to the pier
On land, a new concrete walkway connects the Brant Street Pier to the existing waterfront promenade.
* The pedestrian walkway is nine metres wide
* The walkway and pier deck are tan coloured concrete with distinctive colour graphics stained into the surface
* The pier includes pedestrian lighting and park furniture, such as benches
* There will be re-grading and landscaping of the east lawn of Spencer Smith Park
* Access will be available to the expanded beach
The Brant Street Pier construction includes attention to the environment.
* The elevated pier allows the free flow of the water under the structure, permitting natural processes such as the drifting of water to the shore and the movement of fish and other water habitat
* The natural beach formation west of the hotel on the lake has been preserved
* The project includes fish habitat compensation and enhancements for Sheldon Creek as approved by the Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans
The Brant Street Pier by the Numbers
* Children who will leave their handprints on the pier = 7
* Coloured concrete = 1,200 square metres
* New armour stone for shore protection = 1,900 tonnes
* Pedestrian walkway and shore node = 1,490 square metres
* Safety handrails = 330 metres
* View of Lake Ontario and Burlington = 1,000 words