Session Start Date

6-1-1988

Abstract

Construction of a new lock and dam to replace existing Locks and Dam No. 26 required construction to be accomplished in three separate stages. Each portion of the new structure would be constructed inside cellular cofferdams. The construction of each cofferdam would require model tests to determine compatibility with design flow requirements relative to constructability of coffercells, scour of riverbed material, and navigation of river vessels. Compatibility of the lock cofferdam geometry was verified using model studies along with sequence for construction of the cofferdam cells. Construction of the second stage cofferdam was successfully completed in December 1985, followed by dewatering and construction of the 1,200 foot lock structure.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1988

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1988 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Lock and Dam No. 26 R, Lock Cofferdam, Construction Sequencing

Construction of a new lock and dam to replace existing Locks and Dam No. 26 required construction to be accomplished in three separate stages. Each portion of the new structure would be constructed inside cellular cofferdams. The construction of each cofferdam would require model tests to determine compatibility with design flow requirements relative to constructability of coffercells, scour of riverbed material, and navigation of river vessels. Compatibility of the lock cofferdam geometry was verified using model studies along with sequence for construction of the cofferdam cells. Construction of the second stage cofferdam was successfully completed in December 1985, followed by dewatering and construction of the 1,200 foot lock structure.