Broward County's Beach Renourishment Project (Segment III)
Week Ending June 19, 2005
During the week of June 13, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock placed about 58,000 cubic yards of sand onto approximately 750 feet of beach. The total amount placed to date is 371,000 cubic yards of sand along 4010 feet of beach.
The subcontractor responsible for constructing the groin field at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park has constructed 33 stone-filled mattresses, which will serve as the foundation for the rock structures. These mattresses are being built at a rail siding in Opa-locka.
Early Saturday morning on June 18, the dredge Liberty Island sustained some damage to its hull resulting from contact with one of its dragheads. The draghead is the end of the dragarm, the pipe that is lowered to the ocean floor to vacuum up the sand. The ship is currently in a Tampa shipyard undergoing repairs, and should be back at work by the upcoming weekend.
The “ New Beach ” series of photos below shows the constructed beach at south Hollywood. Notice that the sand on the beach has turned from a dark and muddy color to a very welcoming light color.
The series of three photos below show the fabrication of the stone-filled mattresses.
A front-end loader is used to fill the mattresses with stones from a quarry in Georgia.
A stone-filled marine mattress.
A completed mattress is readied for transport. The mattresses will form the foundation for the rubble-mound spur and T-head groins at the north end of John U. Lloyd Beach State Park.