Bay Ridge, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Offshore Breakwater and Beach Fill Design

by Edward T. Fulford, Andrews Miller & Assoc Inc, Cambridge, United States,
Kenneth M. Usab, Andrews Miller & Assoc Inc, Cambridge, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Engineering Practice

Abstract: Construction of the Bay Ridge shoreline protection project was completed in July 1991 and consists of eleven offshore segmented breakwaters with beach fill. The breakwaters, located about 140 feet offshore, are 100 feet in length with a crest elevation of +4.0 feet MLW and 100 foot gaps between segments. About 19,000 cubic yards of sand was placed behind the breakwaters to create a storm berm at an elevation of +6.0 feet MLW. This paper discusses the design, construction techniques and the preliminary post-construction performance of the project.

Subject Headings: Breakwaters | Offshore structures | Fills | Beaches | Bays | Coastal management | Offshore construction | Shoreline | North America | Maryland | United States

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