Louisville District's Olmsted Locks and Dam project was recognized with a top ten Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Honor Award recipient at the American Society of Civil Engineers OPAL Awards Gala held in Washington, D.C., March 13, 2020. The ceremony recognizes outstanding projects and leaders in civil engineering.
There to represent the project were Olmsted Locks and Dam Project Manager Dewey Rissler; Louisville District Commander Col. Antoinette Gant; Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Commander and acting U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Commanding General Maj. Gen. Robert Whittle and the 54th Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite.
The completion of the Olmsted Locks and Dam project represented nearly three decades of innovation excellence and engineering ingenuity, 45 million labor hours and more than 20,000 dives. The Olmsted Locks and Dam became fully operational in 2018.