Figure 10-39. - Types and positions of causeway sections in the ELCAS.
the PI pontoon and uses the same attaching hardware. The ELCAS consists of four distinct parts as follows:
The PIERHEAD is made up of four types of sections. It is the offshore section of the ELCAS and supports cargo unloading functions. The pierhead includes a crane installation for off-loading Iighterage and a turntable for turning trucks around on the causeway.
The FENDER SECTIONS provide an interface between the pierhead and the lighterage.
The ROADWAY provides for two-way traffic between the pierhead and the beach.
The BEACH RAMP provides access from the beach to the ELCAS.
The types of sections used and their locations are shown in figure 10-39.
The type 1 pierhead section makes use of four internal spudwells. This section is also equipped with support brackets to receive the side connectors used to join these sections side to side with type 3 pierhead sections.
The type 2 pierhead section contains six internal spudwells. Support brackets for side connectors are also used in this type. Additionally, the type 2 section contains six reinforced PI pontoons.
The type 3 pierhead section uses four internal and three external spudwells. Support brackets must be also added to support the side connectors.
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