Longtime member, Long Beach port designer dies at 93

Charles L. Vickers Jr., an accomplished ports engineer, has died. He was 93.

Vickers

He spent his career specializing in port work, both engineering and management, and it was while working for the Port of Long Beach (the city of his birth) that he designed the first container terminal on the West Coast.

Vickers, P.E., F.ASCE, worked for the Port of San Francisco from 1964 to 1979, retiring as chief engineer. Many port projects were completed during his tenure, including Piers 27, 80, 94, and 96 as well as the construction of BART. He was also involved in the

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