The San Diego Port District is replacing pilings and renovating the outer facing of the G Street Pier. Many of the old logs used as pilings along the outer edge of the structure are being removed and replaced with new wood as well as hard rubber bumpers (known as fenders) that run the length of the pier.
The G Street Pier was formerly home to San Diego's tuna fleet, once the largest on the West Coast. Now, the tuna-processing plants are gone and only a small number of fishing boats use the wharf.
Several large seine-hauling boats, usually docked at G Street, have been relocated to other docks while the construction goes on. The work is expected to be completed by February, 2013.