Platte River Bank Repair Contract Awarded

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Omaha District awarded a $1.68 million construction contract to Midwest Construction Company, Inc., on January 3 for the repair of approximately 300 feet of the right bank of the Platte River, approximately 1.25 river miles from the confluence of the Platte and the Missouri River.

At this location, the entire depth of riverbank has washed away, thereby allowing significant volumes of water to prematurely exit the channel and begin to establish a new path to the Missouri River south of its historic path, said USACE.

“The intent of this repair is to restore a single, reliable confluence for the Platte and Missouri Rivers that can efficiently merge flows from both systems and to retain its self-clearing ability to avoid adverse impacts to the Missouri River navigation channel,” said Dave Sobczyk, USACE Operations Project Manager for the Omaha-District Missouri River Project Office.

The bank will be reconstructed to match its pre-flood elevations and although not intended to provide flood protection, large rock is being incorporated in the repair to prevent the bank from washing out again during submergence from future flood events.

According to USACE, the terms of the contact require that initial bank closure be complete in mid-February 2020, and the remainder of the repair substantially complete in early March 2020.

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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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