Hurricane & Storm
Port Monmouth, New Jersey
This project involved constructing a dam for flood control on Pews Creek Bridge where it discharges into the Atlantic Ocean. The original design by the Army Corp of Engineers called for sheeting around the marsh area, excavating the soft marsh soil and importing suitable backfill. Anselmi & DeCicco, Inc. the prime contractor, contacted LTC and GEI Consultants, Inc. The three firms together developed a plan to stabilize the marsh area and proposed it to the USACE. The plan reduced the cost of the project by $1.5 million. Additionally, it eliminated hauling 1,750 truck loads of wet, mucky and odorous marsh soil through a residential area.
Phase I ISS involved stabilizing the area to within 30’ of the permanent steel bulkhead wall so that it would support the equipment needed to install the bulkhead. Phase I began on 5/11 and was completed on 5/24. Anselmi & DeCicco, Inc. installed the bulkhead wall. LTC returned and started the Phase II ISS on 6/24 and completed the work on 6/29.