Breakwater details


30 USA - Galveston, Texas      (Lat: 29.335 Lon: -94.7078 - click for map)
Port entrance jetties

Rubble mound

Main breakwater data:  
Length (m) 11500   owner
Waterdepth (m) 13   contractor
Construction time (years) 0   consultant
Start date (year) 0   Hydraulic Laboratory
Completion date (year) 1933   comments
Construction costs($106) 0  
Design criteria  
Hs (m) 0  
Tz/Tp (s) 0/0  
slope/crest info
front slope 1:2 0.09 ton Rock
rear slope 1:2 0.09 ton Rock
crestheight (m) 1.22  
crest/caisson width (m) 2.44  
wallheight (m) 0  
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Reference documents:
USACE, 1989, Case histories of Corps breakwaters and jetty structures - Report 9

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