Structural Rehabilitation of the Holly Beach Louisiana Breakwater Field

The breakwater field in Holly Beach Louisiana was constructed in the early 1990’s by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) in response to continued erosion of the shoreline and damage to Highway LA 82. Subsequent to the installation of the breakwater field, the beach continued to erode throughout the majority of the breakwater field. The continued erosion prompted the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LADNR) to undertake a sand management study (Coastal Planning & Engineering, Inc., 2000) to better understand the erosion and to protect the rod and environmentally sensitive marshes. The management plan recommendations included a beach nourishment project and structural rehabilitation of some of the breakwaters. These works were constructed in 2002-2003. This paper describes the improvements to the breakwater units. A related paper by Mann and Thomson, 2003, describes the beach nourishment design and implementation.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 1135-1141
  • Monograph Title: Coastal Structures 2003

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01004068
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0784407339
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 9 2005 10:09AM