Headwaters Highlights: New Cumberland Locks and Dam
Lockmaster Willie Maynard overlooks New Cumberland Locks and Dam from the facility’s viewing platform in Stratton, Ohio, April 14, 2023. New Cumberland is an important part of Pittsburgh District’s mission to support safe and reliable navigation on the Ohio River year-round. It is also the third most-used lock of the 23 navigation locks and dams across the Pittsburgh District’s 328 miles of navigable waterways, moving more than 21.5 million tons of commodities along the river per year, totaling almost $4 billion in value. Shippers save more almost $550 million annually by moving commodities by river instead of truck or rail. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Andrew Byrne)

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