Heavy concrete shell placement at Kentucky Lock not taken lightly
A 1.3 million pound concrete shell is moved to a gantry crane Aug. 2, 2018 downstream of Kentucky Lock in Grand Rivers, Ky. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and contractor, Johnson Brothers, were preparing to place it on the riverbed where it will be part of a coffer dam and eventually a permanent part of the new lock wall for the Kentucky Lock Addition Project. It is the first of 10 shells that will be placed over the next year. The lock is located at Kentucky Dam, which is a Tennessee Valley Authority project at Tennessee River mile 22.4.