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Aging locks create delays on US inland waterways

from The Maritime Executive

The industry advocacy group Waterways Council warns of growing problems with infrastructure failures at aging lock and dam facilities on America's inland waterways. In the latest incident, the Ohio River's Lock 53 at Brockport, Illinois was forced to close due to a hydraulic system failure on its lower gate. Over 65 towboats pushing barges with grain and other commodities had to wait along the river in a line that stretched back over 40 miles. more

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