Eglin Air Force Base, Santa Rosa Island – Florida, USA
The US Army Corp of Engineers needed to stabilize an access road on to Santa Rosa Island. During tropical storms and hurricanes the road would overtop and eventually washout. The original solution was to drive steel sheet piling on each side of the road. In areas where the sheets were not parallel a concrete dead-man was to be installed as a tie-back for the sheet piling.
1250 Platipus Anchors were installed to a depth 25′ by Bridge Creek Construction, a certified Platipus Installer as an alternative to the tie-backs. Each anchor was loaded and certified to 40,000 lbs.