NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (June 19, 2014) The condemned pier on Navy Recreation Center Solomons commuters have grown accustomed to seeing as they cross the Thomas Johnson Bridge will soon be a thing of the past.
Beginning next week, the once-upon-a-time fuel pier that was constructed in 1943 to support the activities of the Naval Mine Warfare Test Station at Solomons will begin undergoing demolition. While this project is underway, it will bring barges, divers, boats, cranes and barge-mounted cranes to the Patuxent River.
Through the years the pier has had many uses, including docking the former East German Tarantul I Class Missile Corvette Hiddensee and USS Hugo NS-8201, until a fire damaged it beyond repair in April 2009.
The demolition project is scheduled to last six weeks.