Birth of Asquith Creek Oyster Reef

Twenty-five hundred cubic yards of concrete were recycled from the Bay Bridge to act as a foundation for more than three million spat-on-shell oysters.

High-powered water guns blast fragmented concrete from a barge onto the Asquith Creek Oyster Reef on the Severn River. The contractor, Langenfelder Marine, Inc., discharged 2,500 cubic yards of concrete recycled from the Bay Bridge to act as a foundation for more than three million spat-on-shell oysters, which were provided by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. The project was supported by a public-private coalition. 

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