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  • 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.
  • Larry the Lock

    Ashley Daugherty has always had a love for art and reading. While pursuing a Bachelor's of Fine Art degree in graphic design she had the chance to work as an intern at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District. Ashley wanted to make the mission of a lock more understandable, especially to children. Therefore, Larry the Lock was created. Ashley hopes this book will be used to help children and adults gain a better understanding of locks and their importance in our region.
  • June

    Despite rain, Industry Day shines light on major Ohio River navigation project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District hosted Industry Engagement Day to inform contractors about a multi-year construction project at Montgomery Locks and Dam in Monaca, Pennsylvania.
  • January

    Pittsburgh District collaborates, remains vigilant against ice on the rivers

    When the rivers around Pittsburgh begin to freeze, a committee of experts assembles to respond.
  • November

    A tale of two dams: The quiet warrior and the gritty worker

    The brother and sister duo may seem quiet, but their work is hardly dormant. Their names are Conemaugh and Loyalhanna: two giants whose front gates are only eight miles apart. They both reside in the town of Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, with a population of roughly 700.
  • October

    Colossal construction on Monongahela pumps out water, marking turning point in top U.S. navigation project

    The newest navigation lock on the Monongahela River is massive. It can fit nine barges and hold 20 million gallons of water, and it is now finally empty.
  • September

    A journey across the rivers that bond America

    Neal Moore chose a canoe to travel across America, opting for a two-mile-an-hour, paddle-powered vessel on the riverways, instead of the comforts of a cozy RV.
  • August

    Fleet executes major surgery at Montgomery

    Crewmembers and maintenance operators for the Medium Capacity Fleet begin major work at the Montgomery Locks and Dam, operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District, on the Ohio River in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Aug. 2, 2021. The medium fleet crew began work at Montgomery L/D in late July, and they will spend approximately a month to replace and repair components of the gate system and valves.
  • July

    Hannibal Locks and Dam Visitor Center reopens

    With the snip of a ribbon and a rotation of a turnstile, the Hannibal Locks and Dam Visitor Center
  • March

    Massive Cross Culverts Installed at Charleroi Lock and Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District successfully installed the two massive precast concrete cross culverts in the new middle wall at Monongahela River Lock and Dam 4 at Charleroi near Pittsburgh, Pa., Jan. 31.
  • August

    Pittsburgh District welcomes new commander

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District held its change of command ceremony at the Soldiers and Sailors Museum in Pittsburgh, Pa., July 29.
  • April

    Lower Mon recovers from icy, muddy aftermath

    “I was really shocked by how fast the river came up,” said Lockmaster Paul Meininger, as he stood
  • Teamwork averts disaster after barges break away

      When 17 barges broke free of their moorings on the raging, ice-filled Monongahela River, March 4,
  • February

    Local news team focuses on emergency exercise

    A Pittsburgh TV news team visited Montgomery Locks and Dam on the Ohio River Feb. 3 as part of a
  • December

    Morgantown lock dewatering reveals severe damage

    The $2.8-million maintenance dewatering of Morgantown Lock and Dam on the Monongahela River, Oct. 17 - Nov. 19, revealed unexpected deterioration that lengthened the repair schedule and complicated the work needed to fix critical components. But, skilled technicians and craftsmen from the Pittsburgh Repair Fleet and Pittsburgh Engineers Warehouse and Repair Station were up to the task.
  • October

    Division commander visits Pittsburgh District

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Commander, Brig. Gen. Richard Kaiser visited the Pittsburgh District Oct. 15 - 16 for an orientation tour.
  • District conducts lock and dam inspections

    As a part of the Dam Safety Program, members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District
  • July

    Concrete does not last forever

    Standing in the backdrop of the aging locks and dam at Elizabeth, Pa., the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District gathered with 50 guests representing navigation industry, congressional, and partnering agencies gathered to tour and talk about importance of sustaining the nation’s inland waterways.