Review of Soils Design Construction and Performance Observations, Algiers Lock, Louisiana.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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Algiers Lock is located in Orleans Parish, La., on the west side of the Mississippi River about 7 miles southeast of New Orleans. The purpose of the lock is to provide an alternate route for barge and small boat traffic between the Mississippi River and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Canal and to relieve traffic congestion at Harvey Lock to the west. The lock is of a reinforced-concrete, U-frame-type construction with sector-type gates in each gate bay. The lock has a usable chamber width of 75 ft and length of 755 ft. Because of unfavorable foundation conditions, the lock was founded on wood piling which average between 50 and 55 ft in length. This report contains a summary of the soils and foundation studies made in connection with the design of the lock structure, pertinent features of construction, a review of the settlements and movements which have occurred during and after construction, conclusions and recommendations.
- Civil Engineering