Why We Build
In the upper right, tens of thousands of tons of commodities on scores of barges wait in queue Oct. 16 in front of their tow for a turn to pass through Locks and Dam 53 on their way up the Ohio River. In the lower left, a partial view of the catamaran barge used to transport from the casting yard the giant concrete and steel dam shells and place them in the river. The giant monoliths will become part of the Olmsted Locks and Dam that will replace both antiquated locks and dams 52 and 53 and greatly reduce lockage times.

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Photo by: Jon Fleshman |  VIRIN: 121016-A-CE999-003.JPG