Kentucky Lock gets new tow haulage unit
Craig Smith, Nashville District Tennessee River Operations Center, dresses a fresh weld on plates securing a new tow haulage rail on Kentucky Lock wall Nov. 5, 2013. Nashville District employees completed the Tow Haulage Unit Replacement Project on time at Kentucky Lock in Grand Rivers, Ky., Dec. 5, 2013, and the lock has resumed 24-hour operations. The new unit should move unpowered tows more efficiently and also eliminate a winter icing problem caused by the design of the 69-year-old tow haulage unit installed in 1944, according to Jeff Ross, Nashville District Navigation chief.