1,200-Ft Graving Dock

by Frederick E. Krauss, Consulting Engr.; Cleveland, OH (Deceased).,
George H. Plude, Naval Arch.; Marine Consultants and Designers, Cleveland, OH,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways, Harbors and Coastal Engineering Division, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 4, Pg. 549-560

Document Type: Journal Paper


Design and construction of the largest drydock on the Great Lakes is described with special attention given to the walls, floor, gate and pumping systems. Founded directly on competent natural shale, the floor supports keel block loads of 180 tons each, located anywhere. The shale matrix provided easy economical excavation. Principal dimensions are 1250 ft times 130 ft tiems 25 ft. Location is Erie, PA.

Subject Headings: Docks | Floors | Shale | Construction management | Lakes | Walls | Pumps | Load factors | Great Lakes | Pennsylvania | United States

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