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Corps Scrambles to Fix Gate After Failure on Ohio River

Publication Date: 10/7/2009
Author: Tom Sawyer
Format: HTML

Description:
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hastening already-awarded rehabilitation contracts for the Markland Lock and Dam on the Ohio River after the lock’s downstream miter gate detached and sunk to the bottom of the lock chamber. The Corps says a “catastrophic equipment malfunction” on Sept. 27 disabled both 250-ton leaves of the miter gate, taking one off its hinges. It then crashed into the other.

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