Slightly OT: Markland Dam locks on Ohio River failed catastrophically on Sunday
- From: Larry Harvilla <larry@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 06:30:00 -0400
Not really road-related, but it is transportation-related, and a reasonably important (and as yet unreported here) news item to boot. Locks at the Markland Dam, located between Cincinnati and Louisville on the Ohio River, failed in a manner the Army Corps of Engineers termed "catastrophic" early Sunday morning.
I can't find anything that suggests the vehicular bridge at the site that connects KY 1188 and Indiana SR 101 has been affected, so I presume all is normal there.
Some 55 million tons of cargo travel the river annually, and a fair bit of it is WV and KY coal being transported to coal-fired power plants, according to the below-linked CNN article.
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