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Venice Offers Lessons on Coping with Rising Seas

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« on: January 08, 2008, 07:31:43 am »









Malamocco inlet -




Outside the inlet, a 1,280 m long curved breakwater has been constructed with the dual role of attenuating the vivacity of the tidal currents and creating a basin of calm water to protect the lock for large ships heading for Marghera, already finished some time ago.  The lock will avoid Mose interfering negatively with port activities during construction and when the gates are raised.  The size of the lock, present in numerous large ports in the north, allows the transit of large ships up to 280 m long and 39 m wide.

Beside the lock, a temporary area has been prepared to construct the gate housing caissons for this inlet. 



In the photo: the works at the Malamocco inlet.

On the left, on the south side of the inlet (Pellestrina littoral), works for the construction of the abutment of the gates and for the creation of the navigation lock that will allow large ships to pass through when the barriers will be closed. In the foreground, the new breakwater (completed) outside the inlet. It attenuates the vivacity of currents nd creates a calm basin sheltered from wave motion and wash to facilitate the transit of boats. On the background, the city of Venice)
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