Innovative Bulkhead Design: Third Port Project—St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

by Harry Ekizian, Tippetts-Abbett-McCarthy-Stratton, New York, NY, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Ports '86


This paper describes an innovative design making use of a 'master pile' bulkhead to support the waterside rail for travelling container cranes as well as to retain fill at a deepwater wharf to be constructed in the expansion of the Third Port Project on the South Coast of St. Croix at Limetree Bay. With such an arrangement and use of the bulkhead's anchorage system to support the landside crane rail, significant savings in construction costs are expected compared to conventional wharf designs. Another feature is the 'setting back' of the bulkhead eight feet from the face of the wharf dock to minimize the chance of damage to the bulkhead.

Subject Headings: Innovation | Bulkheads | Coastal protection structures | Ports and harbors | Project management | Islands | Cranes | Pile foundations

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