Photos

A photo of the newly installed sand fencing. The rebuilt dune will be planted in the spring.

A photo of the crab survey vessel collecting data on Perdido Key.

A photo of the beach fill operations in Perdido Key.

A photo of the Padre Island hopper dredge.

A photo of the post-construction condition of Main Beach in Gulf Shores.

A photo of the dredges working offshore.

A photo of the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock hopper dredge pumping sand to discharge on the beach.

A photo of the two dredges working on the project (RMS Florida Marine).

A photo of sand placement commencing on Perdido Key (RMS Florida Marine).

A photo of beach fill operations.

A photo of the pumpout in the foreground and the dredge in the background.

A photo of beach fill operations.

A photo of the crab survey vehicle with the dredge in the background.

A photo of the beach fill operation progressing toward the Gulf State Park Pier.

An aerial view of the beach fill operations in Gulf State Park.

A photo of beach fill operations.

A photo of shorebirds with the dredge in the background.

An aerial view of the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company vessel PADRE ISLAND, awaiting pumpout at subline #3 off West Beach Gulf Shores, AL (06 December 2023, GLDD).

An aerial view of beach fill operation along West Beach east of the wrecking ball.  Note the containment dike along the offshore side of the works (06 December 2023, GLDD).

An aerial view of the completed beach fill area just west of Lagoon Pass in Gulf Shores, AL (06 December 2023, GLDD).

An aerial view of beach fill operations from Subline #3 along West Beach Gulf Shores, AL.  Note the dredge just offshore at the subline landing #3 pumpout location (06 December 2023, GLDD).

An aerial view of the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company vessel PADRE ISLAND, awaiting pumpout at subline #10 off Gulf Shores, AL (17 November 2023, High Seas Design House).

An aerial view of the beach fill grading and dressing operation near the Sea’n’Suds restaurant in Gulf Shores, AL (17 November 2023, High Seas Design House).

A photo of the sand slurry discharge along East Beach Gulf Shores (MD Thomas Construction).

A photo of the Great Lakes CRAB survey vehicle, used to collect beach elevation data from the beach through the surf zone offshore (MD Thomas Construction).

A photo of an oblique aerial view of the pipe placement and beach fill operations along the East Beach Gulf Shores segment of the project, from 7 November 2023.

A photo of an oblique aerial view of the pipe placement and beach fill operations along the East Beach Gulf Shores segment of the project, from 7 November 2023.


Before- and after-fill photos of the conditions at the end of the Crystal Tower walkover along West Beach Blvd., from January and November 2023, respectively.  The upland owner had elected to disassemble the Gulfward end of the walkover and reconfigure it for the higher beach elevation.

A figure depicting the Dodge Island and Padre Island trailing suction hopper dredges owned and operated by Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company
https://gldd.com/gldd-equipment-trailing-suction-hopper-dredges/

 

A figure depicting the general operation of a trailing-suction hopper dredge.
(U.S. General Accounting Office).