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He is also credited with overseeing construction of a 1,400-foot concrete bulkhead along the Tchefuncte River and helping to open the Maritime Museum.
At the Greenpoint, formerly the site of a hulking low-slung warehouse, there is a new concrete bulkhead reaching out over the water facing dead ahead to the Midtown Manhattan skyline.
If the ship had hit the berg head on, Titanic probably would have survived because of the strength of its bulkheads.
Margate, an upscale shore town south of Atlantic City, argues that its wooden bulkhead provides adequate protection against ocean storm surge, and says most of its Sandy damage came from bay flooding on the other side of town.
The explosion on the port side warped the bulkhead, preventing the crew from closing a watertight door, crippled both engines and disabled radio communication, preventing a distress call.
The bulkhead will stabilize the shoreline and keep the river in check, city officials said.
By early next year, the municipal government is expected to seek bids to build a 200-foot bulkhead, dock and boardwalk along what is now a jagged section of shoreline at the park.
Elsewhere in the city, similar bulkhead and barrier projects are proposed, including in Coney Island and Sea Gate in Brooklyn.
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