SOFTWARE ANALYZES STORM DRAINAGE

The redevelopment of the Elizabeth Port Authority Marine Terminal includes relocating and expanding an existing expressrail rail facility. Because this is an intermodal facility that handles both container and rail freight, redevelopment is expected to increase both truck and rail traffic in the area. As a result, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey included a number of planned road and rail improvements as part of the terminal redevelopment project. One is to relocate the railway line with a flyover to cross above McLester Street. Because of design constraints, it will be necessary to depress McLester Street below its current level. To ensure adequate drainage for the depressed area, engineers proposed a pumping station that would remove water from the section of the road that will be lowered. The Port Authority hired a contractor to determine the hydraulic feasibility of the pumping station, specifying that they use the sewer modeling program HYDRA. The firm, which had budgeted more than 300 hours for the study, was able to run the analyses and complete the report in only 80 hours, demonstrating the efficiency of using this software for evaluating drainage system performance.

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    Scranton Gillette Communications

    380 E Northwest Highway, Suite 200
    Des Planes, IL  United States  60016-2282
  • Authors:
    • Sieglen, W
    • Garbolski, M
  • Publication Date: 2000-9

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00800570
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 2000 12:00AM