VIP Visits: Maj. Gen. Heitkamp visits Charleroi Locks and Dam
Maj. Gen. Heitkamp observes the upstream bulkhead sill construction with Lockmaster Alan Nogy, Megaproject Manager Steve Fritz and Resident Engineer Steve Dine. Bulkhead sills enable a lock chamber to be dewatered for maintenance and repair work. On July 15, Deputy Commanding General Heitkamp visited the Pittsburgh District to tour the construction work at Charleroi Locks and Dam 4 in Belle Vernon, PA. The construction work is part of the Lower Monongahela River project, which will replace the nearly 100-year-old fixed-crest dam with a gated dam at Braddock Locks and Dam 2, remove Locks and Dam 3 in Elizabeth and construct two larger locks at Charleroi Locks and Dam 4 in Belle Vernon. The Braddock, Elizabeth and Charleroi locks are the three oldest operating-navigation facilities on the Monongahela River and experience the highest commercial-traffic volume in the entire Monongahela River Navigation System. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Andrew Byrne)

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