Safer in Seattle

by Paul Guenther, P.E., Pacific Northwest Marine Practice Lead; COWI North America Inc., Seattle, WA,
William Elkey, S.E., Vice President; Parsons Corp, Seattle, WA,
Eric Herzstein, P.E., (M.ASCE), Regional Bridge Practice Lead; Parsons Corp, Seattle, WA,
William J. Perkins, S.E., Vice President; Shannon & Wilson, Inc., Seattle, WA,
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Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2018, Vol. 88, Issue 2, Pg. 58-63,74-74

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Constructed in the early 1900s, the Elliott Bay Seawall, in Seattle, protects the city’s downtown waterfront from the erosive forces of Puget Sound and Elliott Bay. Because of its deteriorating condition and seismic vulnerability, it was replaced with a new seawall, one that makes extensive use of modular precast concrete components that sped construction, enhanced durability, reduced project costs, and minimized impacts to adjacent properties.

Subject Headings: Bays | Sea walls | Precast concrete | Safety | Business districts | Erosion | Deterioration | Seismic tests | Seattle | Washington | United States

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