The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Navy Supervisor of Salvage and Diving restored the Fort McHenry Federal Channel to its original operational dimensions of 700 feet wide and 50 feet deep for commercial maritime transit through the Port of Baltimore, June 10, 2024. Click to read more.
A teammate looks into a 300-foot stretch of the Washington Aqueduct's Old Conduit after it was upgraded with carbon-fiber. Washington Aqueduct crews have been conducting repairs and updates to sections of the utility's First Conduit, commonly referred to as the "Old Conduit," located under MacArthur Boulevard, since November 2023. The Old Conduit is a 12-mile-long circular tube structure carrying water from the Potomac River near Great Falls to the Dalecarlia Reservoir. The conduit was placed in regular service in July 1864 and — thanks to the qualified professionals that have overseen its operations and maintenance throughout the past 160 years — remains a vital component to providing drinking water for approximately 1 million citizens in the DC area.
The Baltimore District's Survey/Debris Section is replacing the nearly 50-year old timber pier at our Fort McHenry site with a new concrete pier. The new pier is intended to last another 40-plus years to service the Survey Vessel CATLETT and the Debris Vessel REYNOLDS, both of which make sure Baltimore-area waterways are clear and navigable. The project is anticipated to be completed by June 2024.
The Baltimore District Deputy Commander, Lt. Col. David Myers, participated in the groundbreaking ceremony of the Freedom Center IV Enlisted Personnel Housing Barracks, at Fort George G. Meade Nov. 9, 2023. The enlisted personnel barracks will accommodate 380 personnel in two, 4-story buildings with 190 rooms each.
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