USACE Awards Lock And Dam Contract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently awarded a $3.2 million contract to Kaiyuh Services, LLC, from Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, to install new miter gate anchorages at Lock and Dam 2, near Hastings. According to a press release issued on Tuesday, the work will involve concrete repairs and the installation of newly fabricated anchorages. Each lock has a set of upstream and downstream miter gates which act as doors to the lock chamber. The anchorages act as door hinges for the miter gates. This work is in preparation for the delivery and installation of new miter gates in the summer of 2021. These new miter gates will be replacing the original gates installed in the 1940s. Project manager Nick Castellane stated that the maintenance is important to keep the lock operating efficiently for the navigation industry. If the anchorages fail, the gates would fall off their hinges, ultimately stalling navigation of the Upper Mississippi River. Work is anticipated to begin in late November of 2020 and should be completed by early March 2021.

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