Design and construction of the largest drydock on the Great Lakes is described with special attention given to the walls, floor, gate and pumping systems. Founded directly on competent natural shale, the floor supports keel block loads of 180 tons each, located anywhere. The shale matrix provided easy economical excavation. Principal dimensions are 1250 ft times 130 ft times 25 ft. Location is Erie, Pa.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Krauss, F E
    • PLUDE, G H
  • Publication Date: 1972-11

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  • Accession Number: 00044098
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 9389 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1973 12:00AM