• Harbor South Jetty

  • Harbor South Jetty

  • Harbor South Jetty

  • Harbor South Jetty

  • Harbor South Jetty

  • Harbor South Jetty

  • Harbor South Jetty

  • Harbor South Jetty

  • Harbor South Jetty

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Harbor South Jetty

 

  • Owner: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Cost: $4,544,000
  • Completion Date: April 2020

The South Jetty Repair Project involves the rebuilding and enlargement of the existing Charleston Harbor Entrance South Jetty where it terminates on Morris Island. The project repairs 350’ of the jetty. Approximately 9,000 tons of large granite rip rap will be used. Since Morris Island is not accessible by vehicle, the rip rap is barged to the west side of the island. Once there, a crane and large clamshell bucket load off-road dump trucks. The trucks transport the rip rap across the island and then down the beach to the jetty site. At the jetty, a large excavator with thumb places the stone. Some placement is done from the beach and some with an excavator on mats on top of jetty. Most of the repair work is within the tidal zone.