Design of Fox Point Hurricane Barrier

by Roy S. Martin,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1962, Vol. 127, Issue 4, Pg. 89-113

Document Type: Journal Paper


Design problems of Fox Point, Providence, RI, hurricane barrier including establishing of hurricane tide levels and wave forces, provisions for passage of estuary flow under normal conditions and at flood periods, protection of nearby steam power plant from damaging effects during construction and subsequent thereto, and provisions necessitated by poor foundation conditions.

Subject Headings: Foundation design | Hurricanes and typhoons | Gates (hydraulic) | Tides | Steam power | Power plants | Hydraulic design | Wave forces | Rhode Island | United States

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