The Eckley Pier Removal Project in the Carquinez Strait near the town of Crockett is underway. This project involves removing roughly 400 timber creosote piles and deck debris. The pilings are the remains of the old Southern Pacific Ferry Terminal, a collection of rotten pilings jutting from the water. The structure, roughly 270 feet long and situated below the Bull Calley staging area in the Carquinez Strait Shoreline Park, is located along the shore between Crockett and the city of Martinez. Visitors enjoy the spot for its fishing at Eckley Pier, hiking on the Bull Valley Trail, and vistas of the northern Bay Area. Cleaning up the waterway and removing the creosote-treated timber piles and deck debris will improve the environment and the health and safety of the Crockett community. The demolition work started on October 30, 2023, and will take about three weeks to finish.
Below is a drone video of the area in July 2023.
Scroll through the gallery below to see the progress that’s been made. Photos courtesy of CS Marine Constructors, Inc.