Montgomery Locks Construction
Derick Weimer, a contractor, hammers a drill to change out the teeth at Montgomery Locks and Dam on the Ohio River in Monaca, Pennsylvania, Aug. 3, 2022. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District manages the construction work at Montgomery, currently in the preconstruction phase. The current phase helps prepare the worksite for an upcoming multi-year construction project. Montgomery is part of the Upper Ohio Navigation Project, which has received $857.7 million in dedicated funding through the 2022 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The project will include replacing the facility’s 360-foot auxiliary chamber with a wider and longer 600-foot chamber that can fit up to nine barges at once. The district expects to begin work on the new lock construction in 2024, which will last at least eight years to complete. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District photo by Michel Sauret)

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