Land Reclamation Design for the Port of Los Angeles' 2020 Plan

by J. Warwar, Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro, United States,
R. Wittkop, Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Ports '92


In order to meet future cargo demands the Ports of Los Angeles (POLA) and Long Beach in conjunction with the United States Army Corps of Engineers have conducted a long-range planning effort to determine the Ports' facilities and infrastructure needs through the year 2020. This planning effort indicates that over 1000 acres of new land will be needed for POLA by the year 2020 encompassing 20 new liquid bulk, dry bulk, container, automobile and general cargo terminals. This land will be created by dredging and landfilling in the outer harbor. The initial phases of land creation involve dredging of over 60 million cubic yards of materials, placing the material behind approximately 20,000-feet of rock dike or containment structure creating approximately 580 acres of new land. This paper describes the complex engineering problems involved with the planning and design of this landfill. Topics discussed include coastal, seismic, geotechnical and structural engineering issues involved with the planning and design process.

Subject Headings: Freight terminals | Construction materials | Coastal processes | Seismic design | Land reclamation | Land use | Dredged materials | Landfills | Los Angeles | California | United States

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