Project Description

Bay View Beach, a small residential community on the Delaware River since the 1920s, was originally protected from flooding by a mortared, stone retaining wall. Over time, the beach in front of the wall eroded, forcing the retaining wall to act more as a seawall, which required the addition of concrete facing over time. In addition, the erosion has continued exposing the base of the wall to current and wave forces from the Delaware River which, in turn, caused undermining of the seawall and sinkholes behind the wall, posing a threat to residents and property. Duffield performed a review of the retaining wall/seawall and provided design for its replacement.