New Milestone for Schuylkill Canal Towpath

The Montgomery County Commissioners on Tuesday officially opened the newly-restored Schuylkill River Towpath in Upper Providence Township, and in doing so filled in the last unfinished link on the River Trail in Montgomery County between Philadelphia and Phoenixville in Chester County.

Joining the commissioners at the Red Bridge spanning the canal in Port Providence were representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), the Schuylkill River Heritage Area and the Schuylkill Canal Association.

Phase I of the project was completed in 2013. It involved the rebuilding of the overflow spillway, construction of the 125-foot pedestrian bridge, and the underpass for the towpath under Route 29. This portion of the project was designed by Campbell Thomas Architects and Urban Engineers and was constructed by Flyway Excavating, Inc. at a cost of $938,800.

Phase II, also performed by Flyway Excavating, Inc., included construction and restoration of the eight-foot wide gravel-soil-vegetative mix tow path trail, construction of the red bridge over the canal, bank protection and stabilization of the banks along the canal, replacement of the terminus sluice gate, and dredging of a gravel bar in the canal. The cost of Phase II was $792,013.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

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.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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