Wharves and Piers; Their Design, Construction, and Equipment
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...wales below the water line, the placing of which was somewhat difficult. Another steel sheet-pile wall was built for a terminal or freight warf on the summit level of the Barge Canal at Rome, N. Y. (See Fig. 63.) In this case the portion extending from the top to 2 feet below the normal water level was encased in concrete which was bounded to the sheetpiling with steel bars. A continuous anchorage beam of reinforced concrete was provided and the tie rods were encased in concrete to prevent corrosion. The only portion of this wall exposed to rust is the outer face of the sheetpiling the heads of the tie rods and the steel wales through which the rods project. These can be examined and painted if necessary, as the water can be drawn from the canal in the winter time when navigation is closed. There was a considerable saving in the excavation in this type of wall over the platform type. The channel in front was excavated after the wall was completed. A reinforced concrete sheetpile wall illustrated in Fig. 64 has been built to enclose several large solid-filled piers in Baltimore. The previous type of wall consisted of wooden sheet-piling with a wooden platform on piles having a stone masonry wall on its outer edge; but the prospect that the teredo, which had been driven from the vicinity by sewage, might return after the construction of a sewage-disposal plant which was under consideration, together with the fact. 63. Stssl Sheet-pile Wall Barge Canal, Rome, N. Y. that the type of wall in use required a large amount of dredging, made it appear advisable to build a wall entirely of concrete and steel. Steel cylinders with parallel sides and semicircular ends, 10 feet long, 3 feet wide, and about 29 feet high, were sunk 25 feet apart to a hard gravel...
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