CONSTRUCTION OF A BREACH CLOSURE IN A BARRIER ISLAND

M.J. McCarthy, E.J. Schmeltz, G.R. Lehan

Abstract


A breach was opened in the barrier beach along the south shore of Long Island, New York during a winter storm in January, 1980. Due to public safety and environmental concerns, a contract to close the breach using sand fill was awarded to a local contractor. This paper discusses the evolution of the construction procedures developed to allow the contractor to successfully complete the project on schedule and on budget.

Keywords


barrier island; breach closure; breach construction

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