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Miter gate lift at the Greenup Locks and Dam

Published July 29, 2016

Crews working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lifted the first of two Miter Gates into place on July 29, 2016, at the Greenup Locks and Dam on the Ohio River in Greenup, Ky.

The gates, which are part of the Main Lock Chamber at Greenup, open and close to allow tows and other boat traffic to enter or exit the lock chamber. Each gate weighs approximately 250 tons. This is the first time the gates have been replaced since Greenup went into operation in 1959.

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