Design and Construction - Theodore Ship Channel

by Richard W. Champion, US Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, AL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal


Environmental impacts, greater technological capabilities, and improved evaluation techniques make the disposal of large quantities of dredge material more complex and involved. Also, a marked decrease in the number of available upland disposal areas has become more evident as the U. S. coastline becomes more populated, mandating accurate forecasting techniques to be used in the selection of dredge disposal sites. This paper summarizes methods used in the planning, design, and construction of the Theodore Ship Channel and the disposal island (Gaillard Island) in Mobile Bay.

Subject Headings: Hydraulic design | Construction management | Ships | Dredged materials | Construction methods | Dredging | Project management | Shores

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