Geotechnical Properties of Hudson River Silts

by Surendra K. Saxena, (M.ASCE), Staff Services Engr.; Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, New York, NY,
Timothy P. Smirnoff, (A.M.ASCE), Asst. Soils Engr.; Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, New York, NY,


Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1973, Vol. 99, Issue 10, Pg. 912-917


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: The Hudson River flows in a deep rock channel along the contact between sedimentary rocks of the Newark series and the Manhattan Metamorphics. The river has been filled with glacial deposits which are overlain by recent deposits of river silts. This note presents the geotechnical properties of these deposits. Geological profiles are presented and boring results are discussed. Based on these results, so-called Hudson River Silts are actually inorganic clays of high plasticity.

Subject Headings: Soil properties | Silt | Rivers and streams | Rocks | High-rise buildings | Streamflow | Channel flow | River flow | Hudson River | North America | United States | New Jersey | Manhattan | Newark | New York

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