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Archive: May, 2016

Army Corps observes National Dam Safety Awareness Day

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District recognizes National Dam Safety Awareness Day on May 31, which commemorates the 1889 failure of the South Fork Dam in Johnstown, Pa. The event was our nation’s worst dam failure and resulted in more than 2000 deaths. The USACE Philadelphia District owns and operates five earthfill dams in eastern Pennsylvania, which have prevented nearly $400 million in flood damages since their construction. [Read More]
Published: May-27-16

Army Corps to commence repair on Chesapeake City Bridge

Repair work on the Chesapeake City Bridge MD route 213 will commence June 6, 2016. Corcon Inc., an Ohio firm, has been awarded a $6.8-million contract to sandblast, repair and repaint pedestrian railings and replace safety fencing. [Read More]
Published: May-25-16

UPDATED – Final Paving for Muddy River Phase 1 Construction Project to begin on June 7

Construction activities continue on Phase 1 of the $30.9 million Muddy River Flood Risk Management and Environmental Restoration project in Boston, Massachusetts. [Read More]
Published: May-23-16