Willamette River Dredging Wraps Up, Wheatland Ferry Reopens

Image source: Marion County Public Works

After completion of an emergency dredging operation, the Wheatland Ferry is now open and operational, moving people, vehicles and equipment across the Willamette River north of Salem, Oregon.

Dredging work on the waterway, aimed to remove rock deposits left behind by high river flows, was successfully wrapped up two days ago.

The Wheatland Ferry was closed due to these obstacles, the Marion County Public Works said.

Once the dredging started, the gravel bar just off the western landing was scooped up by an excavator on a barge and deposited elsewhere in the river channel in accordance with the county’s permits, the Statesman Journal reports.

Officials had originally hoped to reopen the ferry by the second weekend in May but the size of the gravel bar proved to be larger than they originally anticipated.

The Wheatland Ferry is a cable ferry that connects Marion County and Yamhill County across the Willamette River in the U.S. state of Oregon.

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

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