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Mighty Miss Locks, Dams Need Upgrade

from The Associated Press via Construction Equipment Guide

The Mississippi River's 70-year-old system of locks and dams urgently needs upgrades to accommodate barges that have gotten bigger over time, a group of federal lawmakers is warning after a shutdown of the river's busiest lock. U.S. senators from Illinois, Missouri and Iowa sent a letter to the Environmental and Public Works Committee saying the locks and dams suffer from "a troubling lack of upkeep." more


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