Eight-Berth Marine Terminal in Deep Bay Mud

by Eugene L. Sembler,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 3, Pg. 23-30

Document Type: Journal Paper


Economics dictated a unique construction method for an eight-berth deep-water marine facility which had to be constructed over soft mud up to 135 ft deep. It was necessary to fill over this mud and still dig a ship channel to -40 ft beside this fill. By digging a trench 135 ft deep in the mud and filling it with sand, a dike was formed to retain the fill and support the apron. Provisions for future differential subsidence of up to 6 ft had to be built into the different facilities that were constructed on the 68-acre plot.

Subject Headings: Fills | Marine terminals | Bays | Mud | Construction methods | Economic factors | Deep water | Ships

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