The Poche Beach Walkway in Dana Point, CA is a pedestrian access route from Coast Hwy to Poche Beach, crossing under the train tracks. The catwalk was subjected to harsh marine conditions and needed replacement due to corrosion and deterioration. OC Parks contracted Biggs Cardosa to design the replacement structure with support from Guida. As a subconsultant, Guida performed LiDAR surveys, field data collection, and field to office calculations for the Poche Beach Walking Tunnel. Laser scanning was used to create a Scan Data Point cloud for the project in lieu of more traditional survey methods. The walkway replacement consisted of stainless steel and fiberglass-reinforced polymer materials, which will withstand the harsh marine conditions.
This major repair project received the ASCE OC 2022 Outstanding Structural Engineering Project Award for restoring safe access to one of South Orange County’s unique beaches!
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