VIDEO: Pumping New Sand onto Ocean View Beaches

The Willoughby Spit and Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project is now in full swing and after just two weeks of work, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers placed 216,510 of sand onto the Ocean View beaches, the City of Norfolk said in its latest project update.

The project area consists of 7.3 miles of shoreline along the southern portion of the Chesapeake Bay extending from the tip of Willoughby Spit near the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel to the federal navigation project at Little Creek Inlet.

Upon completion, 1.2 million cubic yards of sand will be placed along the shoreline, widening the beach to 60 feet and creating a slope to 5 feet above mean low water.

USACE expects that the dredging and beach building operations will be completed by late May. The project, worth $34.5 million, is the largest single storm damage reduction project in the City of Norfolk.

Check out this very interesting Ocean View beach fill video update, just released by the City of Norfolk:

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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