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Venice Offers Lessons on Coping with Rising Seas

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« on: January 08, 2008, 07:30:15 am »


Lido inlet -

At the centre of the inlet, the new island which will act as the intermediate structure between the two rows of mobile gates has already been constructed.  At the side of the island, work is underway on the deep structure which will house one of the "abutments" for the row of mobile gates. The island will also accommodate the control buildings and barrier operation installations

The coast on the north side of the inlet (Cavallino- Treporti) has been extended and redesigned with the construction of two sizeable small craft harbours, large areas of protected water equipped with a lock to allow small craft to shelter and transit when the gates are raised during a high water event.  The sea side area of the small craft harbour has already been "impermeabilised" and will be used to construct the gate caissons.

Along the south side of the inlet (San Nicoḷ), the existing jetty has been enlarged to avoid siphoning and flow-over of water when the gates are raised to close the inlet.  The deep structures to house the "abutment" for the second row of gates are under construction.  For the last few months, major work has been underway to prepare the bed for installation of the gates. 

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