USA: Army Corps Identifies Prairie du Chien as Location for William A. Thompson

Plans are moving forward to relocate the 74-year-old retired dredge boat “William A. Thompson” from its current location in Fountain City, Wis. to Prairie du Chien, Wis.

According to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project manager Marc Krumholz, the corps identified Prairie du Chien-based nonprofit Community Development Alternatives Inc. as an organization qualified to acquire the dredge. Wisconsin state law stipulates that the dredge can be sold to a qualified non-profit organization that receives federal funding, but that it can no longer be used as a dredge.

I think CDA inc. is very good hands for the dredge to be in from a restoration and public education standpoint,” said Krumholz.

The relocation project still needs to be approved by the city of Prairie du Chien, the Wisconsin General Services Administration, and the Wisconsin Historical Preservation Office before plans can be finalized. Still, Krumholz said he hopes to see the project completed by Spring.

Dredging Today Staff, December 14, 2011;

 

 

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Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

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