Case Study on Fifty Years of Seawall and Groin Construction, Tybee Island, Georgia

by Frank H. Posey, Jr., US Army Engineer District, Savannah, GA, USA,
Jeffrey A. Dick, US Army Engineer District, Savannah, GA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87


The purpose of this paper is to document and analyze the problems, proposed solutions, and results of local, state, and federal attempts to control erosion and storm damage at Tybee Island, Georgia, since 1900. It discusses and summarizes 86 years of man's struggle against nature in the hostile environment of the Coastal Zone along the North Atlantic coast of South Georgia.

Subject Headings: Coastal protection structures | Case studies | Sea walls | Developing countries | Groins (structure) | Islands | Construction management | Erosion | Georgia | United States

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