Wheeler Lock gets makeover
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers structural engineer, Cory Morgan, from the Nashville District Civil Design Branch’s Civil Structure Section talks with Donald Dean, assistant operations manager of the middle Tennessee River and Lockmaster at Wheeler Lock about the 67-foot miter gate as Barney Schulte, (left) also structural engineer inspects the gate. The Wheeler Navigational Lock is dry this week as work crews begin to inspect and repair underwater components Oct. 28, 2014. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employees dewatered the 51-year-old, 110-by-600-foot lock and closely inspected the 67-foot miter gates, culvert valves and all other areas of the lower lock chamber that are normally underwater.