ROLLER TRAILERS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR HOLDING THE GABIONS STACKING OF CARGO TRAILERS STACKING OF GABIONS REMEMBER THIS TEMPORARY STORM SURGE BARRIER THAT MUST BE ROLLED ON/ ROLL OFF SHIP IN A TIMELY MANNER. Terminal RO/RO Trailers will be used for holding the Gabions Terminal Trailers Have Many Different Sizes. Standard size Roller Trailer . 40 foot trailer with 100 ton capacity WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 1 GABION = 10,368 lbs THE TRAILER is 40 FOOT LENGTH EACH GABION IS 12 FEET LONG Room 3 gabions across on the trailer (4 foot space) (YOU WILL NEED TO FILL IN THE 4 FOOT SPACE On the trailer). (USE THE SMALLER GABION BASKETS - 4 ft.) Room 3 gabions across on the trailer 10,368 x 3 = 31,104 pounds The second row will carry 3 gabions 31,104 pounds EACH TRAILER WILL CARRY 6 GABIONS Total weight of the trailer 62,208 pound 6 gabbion on 1 trailer remember we are stacking on top of this trailer Use cargo cables to hold the Gabions together This video gives you an idea of this RO/RO trailer and how it use in a RO/Ro operation.
Germany MAFI TRANSPORT SYSTEMS http://www.mafi.eu/ check the math: Online Calculator http://www.online-calculator.com/ 4. HEAVY DUTY TERMINAL TRACTOR USED FOR ROLL ON/ROLL OFF THAT CAN PULL 250 TONS Heavy Duty Terminal Tractors can pull 250 tons.STUDY THESE VIDEOS AND LOOK AT THE TERMINAL TOW TRACTORS. THESE TRACTORS HAVE SERIOUS POWER.... IF THEY CAN PULL 250 TONS - THEY WILL HAVE NO PROBLEM PULLING THE GABION TRAILERS OFF THE SHIP OR BARGE .
HOW MANY POUNDS IS A GABION? 10,368 lbs 12 feet by 3 feet x 3 feet Weight of the Gabions 96 LBS /CU FT http://gabionsupply.com/GABION_FILL_MATERIALS.html............... CUBIC FOOT.................. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cubic_foot............. A.............. To calculate cubic feet multiply LEngth X WIdth X HEight.............. 12 ft length x 3 ft width x 3 ft height = 1 Gabion = 108 Cubic feet x 96 lbs = 10,368 lBS 96 pounds weight of the gabion per cubic feet........... b.......... 1 gabion weighs 10,368 lbs okay go 4 gabions high = 41,472 lbs............. c........ Double row of gabions stacked 4 high times 2 rows = 41,472 x 2 = 82,944 lbs 4 Gabions high enough to stop the storm surge (Height) 2 Gabions deep enough to stop the storm surge (Double row) CHECK THE MATH - MEASUREMENT and WEIGHTS Online Calculator http://www.online-calculator.com/ THE INSTALLATION OF THE GABION AND THE SAND DUNE BACKFILL STUDY THIS PICTURE. THE Goal is to create a temporary surge barrier using gabions. The Gabion and backfill has to be at least 16 feet high to stop the storm surge. Wave heights. THIS IS A BEACH FRONT EMERGENCY OPERATION. TIMING IS EVERYTHING. SEALIFT OPERATION Large Speed Roll-on/Roll-off Ships http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large,_Medium-Speed_Roll-on/Roll-off Look at this US navy ship and the large offloading platform. Think. The gabions could be loaded on the ship. A very long floating causeway would be needed from the ship to the shoreline. Say the ship is one mile from the beach. The barge platforms can be used to unload the gabions. Barges are essential with the roll on/roll off operation. The New York-New Jersey area has plenty of barges available for this operation. No problem. You need to create a 1 mile long barge platform for the forklift truck to carry the gabions to the beach.
Not all shore residents need the Hurricane Sandy federal buyout program. Nor do the shore residents of New York and New Jersey need to leave their communities. Bottom-line. Protect the coast with temporary pre-filled gabions. It works. The Europeans use gabions to stop major flooding in their communities. It works. Remember, it’s more durable and stronger then sand. The Europeans have the edge in flood control methods in protecting their towns from storm surge. As Americans we need to learn how stop the storm surge from destroying our communities. Gabions work!
Let’s talk about rebuilding our communities and defending the coast. There is no need for the lifelong residents to leave their communities. Stay and rebuild. Think about this. Why not invest in a major capital project for the coastal defense of New York and New Jersey? Having permanent flood barriers between Sandy Hook and the Rockaways would certainly be a wise investment for our coastal defenses. Think about it.
Right now, there is NO major flood barrier projects planned to defend the coastal line.
Instead we hear all this talk about the federal buyout plan. The objective is to get some coastal residents to move out and not rebuild within certain areas of community. They should stay and rebuild. Remember, it’ their community. They deserve to stay and rebuild. Think about this.
As a community - you want save the tax-payers money across America. Buyouts cost taxpayer’s big money. As a community - you want maintain your tax base and NOT lose your coastal population. Buyouts will force you to lose the community tax base. New Orleans received the proper coastal defenses to stop the storm surge. New Orleans now has a world class flood barrier system capable of protecting the City from a Category 5 storm surge. New York and New Jersey have yet to see a serious capital project plan to stop the storm surge. Remember, New York City is a world class international city on the map. London has flood barriers, not New York City. New Orleans has flood barriers, not New York City. NYC is the financial capitol of America, yet there are no flood barriers in place to stop the flood waters from entering the City. New Bedford, Massachusetts found an inexpensive way to defend their coastline from the storm surge.
Remember, the Gabions would have to be placed directly in the area close to the storm surge. That means near the coastline, along the roads directly near the shoreline, and directly in front of the boardwalks. The objective to create a temporary tight flood barrier that will stop the storm surge from destroying the community.
Look at the map and videos below. This will give you a general idea of the areas that need Pre-filled Gabions. The Pre-filled Gabions definitely could have protected these communities from the storm surge in many of these areas along the coastline of New York and New Jersey.
TEAMWORK - In A 24 Hour period a 16 foot high Gabion wall (2 deep) can be constructed spanning 5 miles. Remember, the goal is have a temporary flood barrier strong enough to stop the storm surge from destroying the entire community.It’s worth the time and effort and when you consider Hurricane Sandy storm surge was the 2nd costliest storm in US history. $75 Billion Dollars in Damages. The New York - New Jersey coastline had very little defense to stop this monster storm surge from Hurricane Sandy.