Ryba Marine bags $4.6M Toledo Harbor dredging contract

Michigan-based Ryba Marine Construction Company has won a $4.6 million USACE contract to conduct dredging of the federal navigation channel in Toledo Harbor and the Maumee River.


According to the Corps, dredging of harbors like Toledo’s and rivers like the Maumee ensures accessible depths for large vessels, the continued flow of commodities across the Great Lakes, and the economic viability of United States waterways.

“Maintaining the operation of busy ports like Toledo is a core part of our mission and essential to the economic strength of the nation,” said Lt. Col. Eli Adams, commander of the Buffalo District. “We’re proud of our partnerships with the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, the state of Ohio, and our representatives in Congress that have made this contract award possible, and we look forward to dredging this summer.”

Dredging will be focused in the bay channel and is scheduled to take place from early mid-July through mid-December, though the work could be completed sooner.

A total of approximately 800,000 cubic yards of material is contracted to be mechanically dredged from the bed of the harbor and placed in the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority confined disposal facility.

Dredging of Toledo Harbor and the Maumee River is normally conducted by USACE every year, based on availability of funding. Dredging ensures federally authorized depths are maintained, and the harbor remains accessible to large vessels.

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