US Army Corps of Engineers
Norfolk District

Sandbridge Hurricane Protection and Beach Renourishment Project
SANDBRIDGE, Va. -- The hopper dredge BE Lindholm, anchored off the coast of Virginia Beach, pumps sand from the ocean's floor. The sand is transferred through a piping system into a strainer before it is placed on the beach. Dozers then move the sand to expand and build up the beach front. The $13.35 million non-federal project included the dredging and placement of approximately 2 million cubic yards of sand along public beachfront from Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge to the Dam Neck Naval facility.

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