FLORENCE, IN (FOX19) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville Repair Station (LRS) fleet has begun preliminary staging work to hang four new lock miter gate leaves at the Markland Locks and Dam, which run between Warsaw, Ky and Switzerland County. Two leaves will be hung at the upstream end of the chamber, and two downstream.
The Corps closed Markland's 1,200 foot lock chamber early this week while the LRS fleet staged vessels and equipment at the chamber. Today, LRS has begun setting bulkheads and pumps to dewater the chamber.
During the gate replacement procedure, all navigation traffic will pass through the 600 foot lock chamber, requiring some tows to break apart in order to lock through.