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From precast yard to river bed: Olmsted dam construction
In-the-wet dam construction has been described as building underwater with giant Lego pieces. This time-lapsed video of the dam construction phase of the Olmsted Locks and Dam project on the lower Ohio River explains the process of moving the giant monoliths from their construction beds to their final destination on the bottom of the river.
Views: 11473 LouisvilleUSACE
Army Corps of Engineers removes Green River Lock and Dam #6
When there’s a hole in your dam, sometimes the best thing to do is tear it down. That’s what a multi-agency team did to Lock and Dam Number 6 on the Green River near Brownsville, Kentucky.
Views: 4094 LouisvilleUSACE
A history of Locks and Dams 52 and 53
On the Ohio River, Locks and Dams 52 and 53 are at the hub of the inland waterways system. Repairs have kept these antiquated structures functions for nearly a century. The locks and dams will be replaced by the new state-of-the-art Olmsted Locks and Dam at Olmsted, Illinois. (Updated 3/9/2012)
Views: 10611 LouisvilleUSACE
Raising the Wickets
Locks and Dam 52 is just one of two such structures left on the Ohio River that uses wooden wicket dams to maintain a navigational pool during low water. It's a feature of Ohio River navigation that will become history when Olmsted replaces the deteriorating locks and dams 52 ad 53 with twin 1,200-foot lock chambers and metal wickets.
Views: 14598 LouisvilleUSACE
Olmsted Dam shell placement in Ohio River complete process 5 min
This video shows the entire process of moving, placing and filling with tremie concrete the first stilling basin shell of the Olmsted navigation dam.
Views: 8953 LouisvilleUSACE
2014 in review: Olmsted Dam first tainter gate installed
The Olmsted Dam construction crew, craftspeople, engineers, staff and managers all worked together to set the first tainter gate at the Olmsted Locks and Dam project in the fall of 2014 in the Ohio River. This is one of several, of the dam construction team's finest moments, agreed engineers from the Olmsted Division, Louisville, Kentucky. You can see more about the tainter gate at this YouTube channel. The second tainter gate is to be placed this summer! Stay tuned.
Views: 4314 LouisvilleUSACE
Dam builders critique lean construction
Commonly called the "war room," the Olmsted Locks and Dam project operations control center is housed in trailers on the edge of the yard where the gigantic concrete dam shells are fabricated before being placed in the Ohio River. On its walls are boards covered in color-coded sticky-note paper, such as red for iron workers and orange for carpenters. The notes represent a three-week production plan in single-day increments for current and future work. Team leaders, foremen and superintendents take turns describing on-going and upcoming work in their areas of operation during their regular meetings. They coordinate for material and equipment and synchronize their work with the other trades scheduled for the same area immediately before and after their own teams. This detailed construction preparation and tracking process is known as Assured Production Planning and Control, one of the five components that make up the Construction Project Production Management System (CP2Ms®) instituted at Olmsted in 2011. (Video by Brad Bell, Production Manager for URS-WG and Alberici Construction)
Views: 5420 LouisvilleUSACE
Time-lapse at Olmsted - Lift Transport setdown Combine 2 min 8 sec
Time lapse video of continuing work at the Olmsted Locks and Dam project by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District
Views: 1537 LouisvilleUSACE
Happy Holidays from the Louisville District
The Louisville District wishes everyone a Happy Holiday season. Enjoy our own #LouisvilleProud version of the classic Jingle Bells. #BuildingStrong #USACE #LeadingAllTheWay #HappyHolidays
Views: 220 LouisvilleUSACE
Channel Crisis Management at JT Myers Locks and Dam
A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District dredging operation kept the Ohio River navigation channel open just downstream from J.T. Myers Locks and Dam. Heavy rains sent debris and material down Indiana's Wabash River creating an island where one shouldn't have existed.
Views: 912 LouisvilleUSACE
Markland lock gate installation
The video shows the lock gate installation and the gudgeon pin, a component located at the top of the structure, being set. The Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District Markland lock gate leaf weighs more than 260 tons. The Louisville Repair Station fleet performs the extraordinary work with the Henry M. Shreve gatelifter, a specialized tow and barge. The project is located on the Ohio River at Warsaw, Ky. The new gates signal the completion of the Markland Major Rehab which began in 2009.
Views: 672 LouisvilleUSACE
Olmsted Locks and Dam Construction Season 2
The second season of the Olmsted Dam construction just began with the movement of this 5,000 ton stilling basin shell down the skidway to the Ohio River at Olmsted, Ill.
Views: 1339 LouisvilleUSACE
Air Force Museum widens wingspan
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton, Ohio, is undergoing a mega-expansion with a new fourth building that will house four galleries. The 224,000 square foot wing will be open to the public in spring 2016.
Views: 112 LouisvilleUSACE
Falls of the Ohio
The Louisville District's history is rooted in its role developing Ohio River Navigation, notably at the Falls of the Ohio at Louisville, Kentucky.
Views: 999 LouisvilleUSACE
Monoliths on the move at Olmsted Locks and Dam
Thousands of tons of concrete and steel comprise the stilling basin shells hoisted by the super gantry crane from their casting pads and moved extremely slowly but surely to the rebar template. On the template the shells are outfitted for their journey via the catamaran barge to their set-down site in the Ohio River to become part of the dam that will serve the Olmsted Locks and Dam being built near the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. http://www.lrl.usace.army.mil/poi/default.asp?mycategory=297
Views: 1178 LouisvilleUSACE
Time-lapse at Olmsted Locks and Dam - Tremie concrete night day
The shell is under the water and under the lifting frame that was seen on top of the shell in previous videos and is now used as a working platform and conduit for the tremie.
Views: 3500 LouisvilleUSACE
The Corps' Levee Safety Program advisses how to reduce risk of flood damages
Levee safety is a shared responsibility at all levels of government, with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers setting national standards for levee safety, providing rehabilitation assistance to levee maintaining agencies that maintain active status in the Levee Rehabilitation and Inspection Program and offering flood fighting assistance in cases of emergency. For more info visit: http://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/LeveeSafetyProgram Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/unit/USACE#.UDuHnmhSS5M#ixzz2JIcxHTyE
Views: 84 LouisvilleUSACE
Anatomy of Tainter Gate
Mechanical Engineer Steven Zalis describes a tainter gate that will be part of the completed Olmsted Dam on the lower Ohio River.
Views: 945 LouisvilleUSACE
Olmsted Locks and Dam will be hub for inland waterways commerce
When completed, Olmsted Locks and Dam will replace the antiquated Locks and Dams 52 and 53 on the lower Ohio River.
Views: 712 LouisvilleUSACE
Kingsolver Elementary at Fort Knox
The Kingsolver Elementary School project at Fort Knox winds down as furniture installation continues and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District looks to hand over the building to the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) for students next Fall.
Views: 1043 LouisvilleUSACE
Army Corps of Engineers' Fort Sheridan Reserve Center nears finish line
The Army Reserve Center at Fort Sheridan, Illinois is under construction by the Louisville District. It will be completed in calendar year 2016.
Views: 376 LouisvilleUSACE
Shell setting screenshots at Olmsted Locks and Dam
This video shows the shell setting operations computer displays at Olmsted Locks and Dam construction project. It is created from 120 plus individual screen captures taken 5 mins apart. The screen shots show the cat barge control monitoring system.
Views: 864 LouisvilleUSACE
Time lapse at Olmsted - Shell Set Down B 1 min 51 sec
Time lapse video of continuing work at the Olmsted Locks and Dam project by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District
Views: 283 LouisvilleUSACE
Jet Ski Safety
A jet ski can be a lot of fun. Know the rules of the water to ensure your fun doesn't turn deadly. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds you to make smart choices around the water and always wear your life jacket.
Views: 510 LouisvilleUSACE
Ironworkers at Olmsted Locks and Dam construction project
Ironworkers tighten a one and three-quarter inch diameter length of rebar into the side of stilling basin shell number 3 at the Olmsted precast yard Sept. 8, 2011. The 48 lb., 9-foot 9-inch, continuity bar is one of hundreds used to tie together components of the dam under construction by the Corps of Engineers as part of the Olmsted locks and dam replacement project at Ohio River mile 964.4.
Views: 860 LouisvilleUSACE
Louisville District Overview
Take a fly-over tour of many of the Louisville District's lakes, locks, military and environmental projects.
Views: 528 LouisvilleUSACE
Breeze - Cannelton Locks and Dam's new lock dog
On Tuesday September 18, 2018, Rebecca Gibson from Flyaway Geese delivered Breeze to Cannelton Locks and Dam. Breeze is a smooth coat Border Collie trained to deter birds. Cannelton will be assessing Breeze for the next three months to determine her effectiveness of deterring the vultures that are eating out the expansion joints on the dam. The vultures are most problematic for Cannelton when drift accumulates on the dam. She will also be effective in deterring pigeons and geese who continuously cover the project site with their defecation. Nuisance bird behavior is costly to the projects, consuming funding and labor hours, and presents health hazards to the employees and visitors. Dogs are natural predators whose presence can be a deterrent to birds. It has been found that using a dog will cost substantially less than conventional deterrence methods like baiting or trapping. The team is excited to have her on board.
Views: 79 LouisvilleUSACE
Keep safe while swimming, boating, and wear your life jacket
The Army Corps of Engineers shares water safety tips to practice while on the water.
Views: 1468 LouisvilleUSACE
First tainter gate ready for shipment upriver to Olmsted project
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prepares to ship a tainter gate upriver from Iuka, Mississippi, to the Olmsted Locks and Dam construction project on the lower Ohio River at Olmsted, Illinois. It is the first of five tainter gates to be installed at the project. One tainter gate is expected to be installed each year for the next five years. Find out more about the Olmsted construction project here: http://www.lrl.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Navigation/LocksandDams/OlmstedLocksandDam.aspx
Views: 1443 LouisvilleUSACE
Gate lifted at Markland Locks and Dam
In early November, the Henry M. Shreve Crane lifts the miter gate leaf from the lock chamber and places it on the DeLong barge. For the latest news on the Markland repair, visit http://bit.ly/2rAtRF
Views: 2572 LouisvilleUSACE
McAlpine visitor observation area
The McAlpine Locks & Dam visitor observation area is a little-known attraction on the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky, which offers guests panoramic views of river traffic as it locks through the chamber. For more information, visit: http://www.lrl.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Navigation/Locks-and-Dams/McAlpine-Locks-and-Dam/Visitor-Information/
Views: 391 LouisvilleUSACE
Cliff Jumping - Is it worth the risk?
This video is a dramatization of what can and does happen when people make the poor choice to cliff jump. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds you to make smart choices around the water and always wear your life jacket.
Views: 1020 LouisvilleUSACE
On your marks, get set...
A dam shell for the tainter gate section of the Olmsted Locks and Dam under construction on the lower Ohio River is transported to position zero so it is ready to be moved down the skid way to the catamaran barge at the beginning of the 2013 low-water season later in the year. The combined weight of the sill shell and the lifting frame is 4,800 tons. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers video by Mark Wise)
Views: 267 LouisvilleUSACE
OLMSTED LOCKS AND DAM: THE DEWATERED MAIN CHAMBER Olmsted Division Chief, Mike Braden, discusses the dewatered main chamber at Olmsted Locks and Dam in preparation of the Ribbon Cutting ceremony on August 29, 2018. Join us August 29, 2018 at 10 a.m. CDT in Olmsted, Illinois for the Olmsted Locks and Dam Ribbon Cutting and dedication of the Wicket Lifter barge, the James M. Keen.
Views: 35 LouisvilleUSACE
Time-lapse at Olmsted - Cradle Move 1 min 11 sec
Time lapse video of continuing work at the Olmsted Locks and Dam project by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District
Views: 1197 LouisvilleUSACE
Olmsted Locks and Dam - moving Stilling Basin Shell 2 with Super Gantry Crane
Olmsted Locks and Dam - moving Stilling Basin Shell 2 with Super Gantry Crane
Views: 2519 LouisvilleUSACE
More dam news
Laborers place concrete Aug. 28 inside a lower pier shell forming part of the dam across the Ohio River at the Olmsted Locks and Dam construction project 17 miles upstream from the Mississippi River.
Views: 374 LouisvilleUSACE
Port Oliver Recreation Area nears completion
Barren River Lake Manager Carlos Lopez explains the background and progress of the Port Oliver Recreation Area at Barren River Lake. The recreation area will feature two courtesy docks, a four-lane boat-ramp, a half-mile boardwalk that follows the shoreline, a large playground area, three restrooms, picnic shelters and even an amphitheater.
Views: 456 LouisvilleUSACE
Water Rescue: Reach, Throw, Dont Go!
If someone you were with fell into the water without a life jacket, would you know what to do? 1. REACH: Hold on to the dock or your boat and reach your hand, a boat oar, a fishing pole, or whatever you have nearby, to the person 2. THROW: If you can't reach far enough, toss things that float for the person to grab 3. ROW: If you're in a boat, use the oars to move the boat closer to the person in the water, or call out to a nearby boat for help. Don't use the boat's motor close to a person in the water, they could be injured by the propeller 4. DON'T GO: Don't go into the water unless you are trained. Call out for help Remember, even a strong swimmer can drown trying to help others. If all else fails, go for help! The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds you to make smart choices around the water and always wear your life jacket.
Views: 966 LouisvilleUSACE
Value Engineering Screening Strategy Selection VMP video v2
USACE Louisville District Value Engineering Screening Strategy Selection Tutorial
Views: 273 LouisvilleUSACE
Rough River Lake reaches record pool
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mark Philips, hydraulic engineer, explains use of the spillway at Rough River Lake
Views: 1134 LouisvilleUSACE
Corps investigates damaged culvert in Cincinnati
Flash floods on August 28, 2016, caused damage to a culvert at Duck Creek. The Corps is working with the City of Cincinnati to determine what happened and how best to move forward.
Views: 150 LouisvilleUSACE
Taxiway Replacement at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
This video shows how an on-site concrete plant is increasing efficiency in the taxiway replacement project at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.
Views: 81 LouisvilleUSACE
To the max! Maximum water release rate through the Green River Lake Dam
Green River Lake's Dam, Campbellsville, Kentucky -- Whoosh! Natural inflows into Green River Reservoir often exceed 25,000 cubic feet per second. The maximum allowable release rate through the dam is 8,300 cubic feet per second. Maximum releases are most often made during fall drawdown and only occasionally at other times. Therefore, even when the Corps is attempting to mimic nature’s rainfall-runoff response, we are putting out less than what would occur if the project had not been built. So, the video is of 26 tenths on the main gates with 8,000 cfs (cubic feet per second), which is close to the maximum allowable release rate through the dam at Green River Lake.
Views: 879 LouisvilleUSACE
Time-Lapse at Olmsted - Rebar Template Move 30sec
Time lapse view of continuing work at the Olmsted Locks and Dam construction project by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville DIstrict
Views: 1359 LouisvilleUSACE
USACE shares Proposed Plan at Camp Ellis
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Louisville District hosted a public meeting to share the proposed cleanup plan of four sites at the Former Camp Ellis Military Reservation—a formerly used defense site (FUDS) in Table Grove, Illinois.
Views: 60 LouisvilleUSACE
LP1 Shell Movement at Olmsted Feb. 2011
This 8-minute video chronicles the entire shell movement at the Olmsted Dam construction site.
Views: 1812 LouisvilleUSACE
Anne Mulhall - Career Spotlight
Anne Mulhall, Administrative Officer, Engineering Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District gives insight on what she does for Engineering Division. #AndYouThoughtWeWereJustEngineers
Views: 336 LouisvilleUSACE
Army Corps of Engineers sonar maps Ohio River bottom
Barry Vessels explains a sonar to collect data from the Ohio River bottom to 5th and 6th Grade Magnate School students from Glasgow, Ky. The data helps barge captains in navigation. "Sometimes it feels like you are collecting data while riding a roller coaster that is pitched in every direction," said Barry Vessels, Lead Marine Information Specialist/Navigation, Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville. On the computer screen: The Marine Team use multibeam sonar that has 240 sonar beams collecting point cloud data along the bottom surface of the riverbed at 15 times a second. It uses a fan pattern from the 240 beams, with each sonar beam or sound wave sent out at ½ a degree cone. Think of a "fish finder" used on a fishing boat. That fishing boat sends out a single sonar beam typically at a 14-degree cone. The narrower cone of the survey grade sonar has a much smaller footprint showing finer detail of the object it strikes on the bottom. As the boat travels, it collects 240 points along the fan with a footprint that has a width about 3 times the depth. At 10 feet deep, the fan footprint along the bottom will be about 30 feet wide with the 240 point spread across even spaced. The sonar sends the data to the computer at an adjustable rate with most surveys using 15-20 times a second.
Views: 271 LouisvilleUSACE

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