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eNews • September 23, 2019
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The Port of South Louisiana, which stretches 54 miles along the Lower Mississippi River, is the largest tonnage port district in the western hemisphere.

Source: Port of South Louisiana Data

DOT Awards $225 Million in Grants to 20 Bridge Projects'superhighway'

DOT Awards $225 Million in Grants to 20 Bridge Projects'superhighway'

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the first recipients of the Competitive Highway Bridge Program on Aug. 29.

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Three 2019 Lock Closures on Illinois River Will Delay Barge Traffic

Three 2019 Lock Closures on Illinois River Will Delay Barge Traffic

The Illinois Waterway provides a navigable connection between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River and includes eight lock and dam sites that are long overdue for significant repairs, notes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). In order to facilitate repairs, the USACE Rock Island District developed a consolidated repair schedule, which includes a short closure to locks in 2019 followed by two extended closures in 2020 and 2023. The closures are scheduled to take place simultaneously to lessen impact to commercial navigation as much as possible.

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US officials OK railroad's plan for northern Idaho bridges

US officials OK railroad's plan for northern Idaho bridges

BNSF Railway's plan to build two bridges as part of a second railroad line in northern Idaho to accommodate increased train traffic and future growth meets environmental requirements, federal officials said.

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Webbers Falls Barge Recovery Efforts Underway

Webbers Falls Barge Recovery Efforts Underway

Efforts to cut up and remove two barges that sank and lodged against Webbers Falls dam are still in early days, and no one can yet say when they will be complete or navigation will be restored. The barges are interfering with the operation of three dam gates.

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The Soy Transportation Coalition is comprised of thirteen state soybean boards, the American Soybean Association, and the United Soybean Board. The National Grain and Feed Association and the National Oilseed Processors Association serve as ex-officio members of the organization.

Soy Transportation Coalition
1255 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy., Ankeny, Iowa 50023
Phone: (515) 727-0665 Fax (515) 251-8657
Email msteenhoek@soytransportation.org
Web www.soytransportation.org

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