Great Bridge Lock Replacement 2014
Contractors from U.S. Facilities, Inc., based in Philadelphia, Pa., position blocks of wood on the ground so the old set of gates will be easier to lift by the crane once the new gates are in place. Funding to replace the set of old Great Bridge lock gates was submitted two years ago and approved in the Corps’ fiscal year 2014 budget. New gates would have cost more than $900,000 but by using refurbished gates, the final price tag of the work; which included removal, replacement and rehabilitation, was $272,000.