07-31-05

Broward County 's Beach Renourishment Project (Segment III)

Week ending July 31, 2005

During this period, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock excavated and placed onto the beach 87,642 cubic yards of sand along 2,850 feet of beach.

Beach filling has been completed from Magnolia Terrace southward to the Broward/Miami-Dade County line, and northward to approximately Azalea Street in Hollywood. Progress along the beach is accelerating because the section of beach being filled requires smaller amounts of material. To date, about 37 percent of the total project length of beach has been completed.

Work continued on groin S-3 (the southernmost structure) at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park. Stone filled mattresses were placed as foundation for armor stone at the “T” portion of the groin.

beach construction

The beach construction proceeds northward into south-central Hollywood.

completed south end of the project

This is a view of the completed south end of the project, looking south from Hallandale into Golden Beach.

Liberty Island

The Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge Liberty Island stands offshore while pumping sand onto Hollywood Beach.

Workers open and close valves

Workers open and close valves directing the sand slurry to different portions of the beach.

partially completed stem of groin

This is a view of the partially completed stem of groin S-3 at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park.

stone-filled mattress

A stone-filled mattress is unloaded and stacked at the groin construction job site.