Delivering Olmsted Lock and Dam

by Dewey Rissler, P.E., (M.ASCE), Project Manager; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville, KY,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2019, Vol. 89, Issue 6, Pg. 74-79


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The Olmsted Locks and Dam, the largest civil works project by the US Army Corps of Engineers since the Panama Canal, became operational in August 2018. More than 30 years in the making, the $3-billion project on the Ohio River improves navigation on a critical stretch of the U.S. inland waterway systems.

Subject Headings: Locks (dam) | Project management | Locks (waterway) | Federal government | Civil engineering landmarks | Rivers and streams | Navigation (waterway) | Inland waterways | United States | Panama | Central America | Ohio River

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