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578 million tons valued at $220 billion were shipped on the fuel-taxed portion of our inland waterways system in 2017.  Much of that tonnage travels through some of the 219 locks at 176 sites on the inland waterways system.

 

The average age of these locks is over 60 years, and 59% of the locks are over 50-year-old design life.  70% of America's locks have exceeded their intended design life.

 

$16 in annual net economic benefits to the nation are generated by the Corps of Engineers’ Civil Works Mission for every $1 expended.

(Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Barge industry shares lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic

August 11, 2020   The Waterways Journal

ASCE Highlights Construction-Ready Projects on New Map

July 29, 2020   Engineering News-Record

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Inland Waterways Impact on Laborers (Podcast)

July 22, 2020   Down with the Dig

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Illinois River lock closures show importance of advocacy

July 15, 2020   The Waterways Journal (editorial)

(Editorial) Illinois River lock closures show importance of advocacy https://www.waterwaysjournal.net/2020/07/10/illinois-river-lock-closures-show-importance-of-advocacy/ Waterways Journal Weekly – St. Louis, MO – 7/10/20   The long-anticipated closures of six of the aging locks…

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Corps, MarAd funding bills advance in House

July 11, 2020   The Waterways Journal

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Illinois Waterway lock closures begin

July 10, 2020   The Waterways Journal

Illinois Waterway lock closures begin https://www.waterwaysjournal.net/2020/07/10/illinois-waterway-lock-closures-begin/ Waterways Journal Weekly – St. Louis, MO – 7/10/20 – David Murray   The long-planned closure of six Illinois River locks and dams began July 1, with the full…

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