Eilat—A Paradise of Coast and Sealife

by Rami Raviv, Coastal Engineering Ltd, Haifa, Israel,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: World Marina '91

Abstract: This paper describes the development of the existing lagoon in Eilat, Israel, into a modern marina and the dredging of two new lagoons. The existing lagoon was dredged and developed some 25 years ago. For many years the lagoon stayed empty of boats because of a fixed bridge over the navigation channel. Three years ago it was decided to turn the lagoon into an inner marina. For this purpose, the existing bridge will be rebuilt as a movable bridge. It was also decided to build floating jetties 320 m long, as well as two fixed quaywalls, each 280 m long, to build 9 fixed jetties perpendicular to each of the quaywalls, and to dredge the lagoon to 3.5 m water depth. Brief descriptions of these projects are provided.

Subject Headings: Lagoons | Coastal environment | Dredging | Movable bridges | Ports and harbors | Jetties | Foot bridges | Small craft | Israel | Middle East

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