Three contracts funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act are helping speed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ rehabilitation of the Markland Lock, near Warsaw, Ky., on the Ohio River. The contracts come after a catastrophic malfunction put the lock’s downstream gates out of commission. Warsaw, Ky. Photo: USACE Workers rig a crippled gate in the Ohio river’s Markland Lock for removal. A mishap on Sept. 27 put the gate, scheduled for replacement in 2011, out of commission. Stimulus funding is helping the Corps push recovery by letting more parts of the lock rehabilitation program go off at once.
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