Contractors working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District install a 23-foot-tall concrete shaft enclosure weighing approximately 120,000 pounds as part of the guard wall at the Monongahela River Locks and Dam 4 in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, Nov. 16, 2023.

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  • March

    Headwaters Highlights: Surveyors measure a thousand times, take no shortcuts

    In the world of carpentry and construction, a famous proverb cautions laborers to "measure twice, cut once," but in the field of survey work, measuring twice is not enough.
  • July

    Annual Maintenance Bulkhead Exercise

    While conducting the annual maintenance bulkhead exercise, access across Sutton Dam to the Jerimiah Carpenter hiking trail was closed. This important exercise enables staff the opportunity to maintain a state of readiness and to test the various pieces of equipment and steps required to complete the process.
  • May

    Percy Priest superheroes tool around for recreation

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 5, 2023) – A team of superheroes at J. Percy Priest Lake are known for tooling around campgrounds and recreation areas while repairing and maintaining facilities, often saving the day by unclogging a restroom sink, fixing a leaky water line, or restoring power at a campsite.
  • Percy Priest superheroes tool around for recreation

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 5, 2023) – A team of superheroes at J. Percy Priest Lake are known for tooling around campgrounds and recreation areas while repairing and maintaining facilities, often saving the day by unclogging a restroom sink, fixing a leaky water line, or restoring power at a campsite.
  • August

    Gate keepers: Installing new miter gates at New Cumberland requires planning, time, extra measures

    Crewmembers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Medium Capacity Fleet performs repairs at the New Cumberland Locks and Dam on the Ohio River in Moraine, Ohio.
  • July

    Cheatham Lock undergoes stop log seal maintenance

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (July 29, 2022)— Nashville District engineers reset upper approach stop logs on Cheatham Lock in Ashland City, TN. Engineers from the USACE Huntington District Light Capacity Fleet assisted with the maintenance work completed July 25.
  • February

    Same old locks, new maintenance solutions each year

    A maintenance workshop that began 40 years ago has grown from a small gathering of 12 people to an international event.
  • May

    Cheatham Lock helps fuel Middle Tennessee in wake of pipeline shutdown

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (May 24, 2021) – With the recent shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District opened up Cheatham Lock despite restrictions during scheduled maintenance so barges destined to fuel Middle Tennessee could navigate up the Cumberland River to Nashville terminals.
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