Ribbon Cutting Marks Opening of South Pier at Milton Landing Park
In September 2021, the Town of Marlborough, NY held a ribbon-cutting to commemorate the reconstruction of the $1.6 million Milton Landing Park and Pier. This project is part of the economic revitalization plan for the town’s waterfront. Tighe & Bond and their project partners stood alongside many town and state representatives for the ceremony such as Marlborough Town Supervisor Al Lanzetta, Ulster County Executive Patrick K. Ryan, Empire State Development COO and Executive Deputy Commissioner Kevin Younis, Assemblyman Jonathan Jacobson, and State Senator James Skoufis.
Just two months earlier Arben Construction began installing the railing systems and observed the decking condition as the project neared completion. Below you can see the floating dock and gangway sections on a barge that were also installed over the summer.
In June 2020, Tighe & Bond and the Town broke ground on the renovation of the south pier at Milton Landing Park. The 300-foot long timber pier was used for industrial purposes until 1999. After it was no longer in service, the pier suffered damage from major storm events, winter river ice, and a vessel collision that left several timber piles broken. The pier is also adjacent to the recently restored historic Milton Train Station.
These renovations have enabled the Town to give residents safe access to the pier for recreational boating and fishing. In addition to traditional public uses, the planned uses for the pier include potential port access for tour boats such as the Hudson River sloop Clearwater and the historic steamship SS Columbia.
In 2016, Tighe & Bond conducted a detailed assessment to understand the condition of the pier and submitted preliminary designs that included ADA accessibility for all visitors. The team went on to lead the project’s permitting needs, final design, bidding process and oversaw the construction phase services.