Pandosy Pier stands as a marvel of engineering, anchored securely into the lakebed with 60-foot steel piles, and supported by heavy-duty HSS (Hollow Structural Sections) steel beams, which form the backbone of this durable structure. Topped with timber decking, the pier is not just a feat of strength and longevity but also a tribute to aesthetic elegance and natural beauty. Specifically designed to provide over 50 years of service, this pier embodies a commitment to enduring quality and functionality.
The choice of timber for the decking is deliberate, intended to harmonize with the terrestrial components of the surrounding park’s development. This selection not only complements the onshore aesthetics but also serves to celebrate the inherent beauty and warmth of wood products, enhancing the pier’s integration with its natural environment.
An integral part of the project is the inclusion of a 60-foot custom aluminum ramp, gracefully descending to a heavy duty timber frame floating dock. This addition is meticulously designed to facilitate easy access to the water, making it an ideal launching point for kayaks and paddleboards. The ramp’s aluminum construction ensures durability and resistance to corrosion, guaranteeing longevity and ease of maintenance.
Further enhancing the safety and visual appeal of Pandosy Pier is the custom-designed aluminum railing that encircles its perimeter. This feature not only adds to the overall aesthetics but also ensures a secure environment for all visitors, providing peace of mind while enjoying the scenic views and recreational opportunities the pier has to offer.
Pandosy Pier is more than just a structure; it is a landmark that enriches the community, offering a gateway to the pleasures of lake life while showcasing the thoughtful integration of durable engineering and natural beauty.