BREAKWATER FROM NO-COST FILL

Heavy debris from nearby construction and demolition was dumped over 80 ft of muck in Flushing Bay, New York, N.Y. A surcharge of 20 ft forced material down while the remolded muck held the fill within approximate vertical lines as it settled to a depth of 70 ft to form a dependable breakwater for a marina. Despite a water content of 110 percent and a plasticity index of 50, the mud wave had an effect for only about 360 ft an each side. Its surface above the water line quickly became hard enough to support a truck and to completely contain the fill.

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  • Accession Number: 00263877
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1974 12:00AM