pierhead line

pierhead line

[′pir‚hed ‚līn]
(civil engineering)
The line in navigable waters beyond which construction is prohibited; open-pier construction may extend outward from the bulkhead line to the pierhead line.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Ocean County Superior Court Judge Francis Hodgson Jr., previously sided with the borough, concluding that the Ralphs' property ended at the bulkhead on the bay, not at the pierhead line.
The area is bounded by the intersection of Edgewater Plaza and Bay Street to the south, Bay Street to the west, the pierhead line to the east, and the proposed National Lighthouse Museum to the north.
After negotiating with more than 80 landowners - including bankrupt railroads he soon accumulated 600 acres, 200 of which go to the pierhead line and include the riparian rights to develop the shoreline, and 400 of which are upland and buildable.