Civil Engineering and Construction - Introduction
Eglin Air Force Base, Santa Rosa
Client: Us Army Corp of Engineers
Consultant: CTT Engineering, Wilmington, NC
Main Contractor: CW Roberts Contracting
The US Army Corp of Engineers needed to stabilize and access road on to Santa Rosa Island. During Tropical Storms and Hurricanes the road would overtop and eventually washout. The standard solution is to drive steel sheet piling on each side of the road. In areas where the sheets were not parallel a concrete dead-man was to be installed as a tie-back for the sheet piling.
Platipus Anchors were installed to a depth 25’ by Bridge Creek Construction, a certified Platipus Installer as an alternative to the tie-backs. Each anchor was loaded and certified to 40,000 lbs.