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The MILCON P-547 Power and Propulsion Facility (P-547) objective is to provide a single point venue for US Navy Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) program managers to conduct full scale testing for vessel propulsion systems at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The objective is achieved by repurposing areas of the existing Building 633 high bays, constructing a High Bay Building Extension (HBBE) addition to Building 633, and constructing a waterfront relieving platform along the 16th Street wharf for transferring propulsion test equipment into the facility. P-547 will provide the necessary infrastructure improvements to allow the transportation of the propulsion equipment from the Sea Shuttle barge in the Reserve Basin to the new High Bay Building Extension. This paper discusses the existing conditions of the 16th Street wharf, design of the improvements to the wharf and other waterfront infrastructure improvements, construction and modifications to the design that occurred during construction, and project lessons learned.