New McAlpine lock hosts visitor from Washington, D.C.

Published Jan. 2, 2009

The Louisville District hosted Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works John P. Woodley, Washington, D.C. aboard the J.C. Thomas for the inaugural test McAlpine "Lock Through" on Dec. 16.

Woodley said he was humbled that he could come out and see the project nearly complete. The actual lock project has taken more than ten years to build.

The motor vessel J.C. Thomas, which is part of the Louisville Repair Station Fleet, transported the group through the lock for the first time on Dec. 16.
"I'm very, very proud of you all," he said. "This is a project that will endure for many generations."

The McAlpine Lock replacement project may be open for Ohio River traffic in winter. Current work is ongoing on the visitor area and other cosmetic touches. A lock opening ceremony is being planned for spring.




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New McAlpine lock hosts visitor from Washington, D.C.

Published Jan. 2, 2009

The Louisville District hosted Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works John P. Woodley, Washington, D.C. aboard the J.C. Thomas for the inaugural test McAlpine "Lock Through" on Dec. 16.

Woodley said he was humbled that he could come out and see the project nearly complete. The actual lock project has taken more than ten years to build.

The motor vessel J.C. Thomas, which is part of the Louisville Repair Station Fleet, transported the group through the lock for the first time on Dec. 16.
"I'm very, very proud of you all," he said. "This is a project that will endure for many generations."

The McAlpine Lock replacement project may be open for Ohio River traffic in winter. Current work is ongoing on the visitor area and other cosmetic touches. A lock opening ceremony is being planned for spring.




Release no. 09-001