PHOTO: Mississippi River Revetment Operations by USACE

Image source: USACE
Image source: USACE

The Headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has just released this photo of the Mississippi River Bank Clearing and Grading Clearing – the first field activity of revetment operations.

It starts at the beginning of July, clearing the river banks of trees and debris to make way for the Bank Grading Unit and the Mat Sinking Unit of the Vicksburg District – USACE.

The work is accomplished with the use of a barge mounted dragline and bulldozers, where grading is required.

The bank grading party moves in next (about two weeks later) to prepare the river bank to the design grade and elevation to accommodate the articulated concrete mattress and upper bank paving.

 

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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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