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Adding Essential Capacity to the Soo Locks

Posted April 25, 2019, Length: 23:00

The Soo locks bridge a 21 foot elevation difference between Lake Superior and Lake Huron and the rest of the Great Lakes in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. These locks are an essential link in the U.S. steel supply chain. At the end of 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District, which operates and maintains Soo Locks, advanced the plan to add capacity and redundancy to the Locks by releasing a study analyzing the economic value of investing nearly $1 billion dollars in a new lock. In this podcast we learn about the locks and the findings of this evaluation study from Lt. Col. Greg Turner, Commander of the Detroit District for the Corps.

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Descriptions of photos at top of page, from left to right:
Bayonne Bridge, from Bayonne, NJ to Staten Island, NY; the Tom Moreland Interchange in Atlanta, GA; Dworshak Dam, in Clearwater County, ID; a transmission substation in Orem, UT.
All photos courtesy of Wikipedia.