Last week, leadership from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and leadership from IL Corn and American Commercial Barge visited LaGrange Lock and Dam. The dam was built in the 1930s for 50 years of use but is still being forced to hobble along today.
On their Facebook page, the Waterways Council Inc said, “It’s amazing the lock is still operable given its condition.”
Luckily, Assistant Secretary of the Army Corps of Engineers RD James was able to see the state of the lock first hand. Lockmaster Bill Cross pointed out conditions along the lock throughout the tour. We’d like to bring you along to see for yourself.
WCI Board members (from L to R) with Asst. Secretary RD James, IL Corn Rodney Weinzierl, National Corn Growers Association Garry Niemeyer, and American Commercial Barge Line Marty Hettel at LaGrange Lock & Dam.
If you’d like to keep up to date on the lock and dam issue, consider following Waterways Council Inc on Facebook!