A SEA OF MUD BECOMES I-95

Using a system of dredges and dikes to hydraulically fill the embankment, progress has been made on a 4-mile section of I-95 near Fort Pierce, Florida, despite some fairly hard to handle fill material. Using up to 5 dredges that are pumping material at distances of up to one mile, 3 borrow pits are being worked that are strategically located according to where the embankment is required to be placed. The system of dikes, cross dikes and dredges is used to adequately drain and hold in place the water-laden material which must be used to raise the roadbed to the required grade. Details of the process are outlined. The five dredges used in this project have two 16-inch, two 14-inch and a 12-inch pump line. The pits are 10 acres, 28 acres and 14 1/2 acres in extent. From these pits, 2.5 million cubic yards of material will be dredged for the 1:1 slope called for in the plans. To get top production, the dredges are working two shifts between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. The remainder of the project is on the 8-hour shift.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dixie Contractor, Incorporated

    525 Marshall Street, P.O. Box 280
    Decatur, GA  USA  30031
  • Authors:
    • Van Natta, J
  • Publication Date: 1977-11-18

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 8-9
  • Serial:
    • Dixie Contractor
    • Volume: 52
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: Dixie Contractor, Incorporated

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170922
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 18 1978 12:00AM