PHOTO: GLDD Backhoe Dredger New York in Chester

Photo by Ed Voigt, USACE

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, and its contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company are conducting rock blasting operations on the Delaware River.

Work is a part of a project to deepen the federal channel of the river to provide for more efficient maritime transport of cargo.

The deeper channel will provide for more efficient transportation of containerized, dry bulk (steel and slag) and liquid bulk (crude oil and petroleum products) cargo to and from the Delaware River ports, with estimated net annualized benefits of more than $13 million to the U.S. economy.

This photo, just release by USACE, shows the backhoe excavator dredger New York working to remove rock fragments from locations where blasting has just taken place near Chester, PA.

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