Boardwalk - Tin City

Tin City, Naples, FL

Kelly Brothers was the construction team responsible for the waterfront restoration of Tin City after Hurricane Irma caused massive seawall and boardwalk damage at this historical restaurant and shopping complex. The project started with the demolition of the failed seawall and boardwalk. The new 392 LF of seawall was constructed as a resilient H-Pile Combi-Wall. Steel H-piles were drilled deep into rock, steel sheet piles were driven into the rock, all topped with concrete cap. The seawall was engineered to cantilever on its own; independent of tie backs. Zinc anodes were welded onto the steel sheet piles below the water line. Over 1,900 sq. ft. of new IPE boardwalk was installed, supported seaside by the concrete cap and landward by new pressure treated pilings driven into the land. Over 400 LF of hand railing was also installed. Two mooring facilities were constructed with 14” wood fender piles, along with the removal and replacement of a floating dock. Construction of two decks, backfill restoration and utilities were also part of the KBI’s responsibilities in the restoration efforts.

1200 5th Ave. S
Naples, FL

Herbert Chas Pohlmann Jr.

Turrell, Hall & Associates
3584 Exchange Ave., Suite B
Naples, FL 34104


Date Completed:
December 2018

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What our Clients are Saying

During construction Kelly Brothers proved their expertise in marine construction by value engineering various components of our multi-faceted project, which resulted in a considerable cost savings to the City of Naples. They have a knowledgeable staff with a strong work ethic and the specialized equipment to deliver a quality product at a competitive price.

~ Roger Jacobsen, Harbor Master
City Dock, Naples

What our Clients are Saying

Kelly Brother’s commitment to customer satisfaction, quality work, and on budget performance was proven at every level and every project. The result of our working together has been building one of the area’s premier marinas and recently garnered National Marina of the Year. We certainly consider their work as an integral part of this achievement!

~ Sam Chavers, Vice President
Marina Jack, Sarasota

What our Clients are Saying

KBI was very cooperative in developing solutions to an unforeseen subsurface condition that occurred during installation of the piling. They negotiated the extra
work compensation fairly, and they proceeded with the work with no delays to the project.

~ Todd Boehmer, Amec Foster Wheeler, Project Engineer
Arcadia Bridge, Arcadia

What our Clients are Saying

Kelly Brothers was commissioned to construct a meandering 1,200 lineal foot elevated boardwalk, through our environmentally sensitive wetland. Our goal was to construct an elevated boardwalk and shell paths through this coastal habitat while respecting the mangrove forest, salt marsh, as well as the oak hammock uplands. The chorography technique Kelly Brothers created was truly impressive. As a result, there was no disturbance or destruction to any part of the surrounding area.

~ Al Meronek, Project Manager
Neal Preserve, Bradenton, Manatee County

What our Clients are Saying

Congratulations to the team for a great project. The KBI crew was outstanding. It is rare that a crew completes a dredge project without the need for a punch list at the end.  Thanks to Jake, Travis, and especially to Raul and his crew.

~ Mark Kincaid P.E., Vice President of Engineering
Coastal Engineering Consultants