Corps to Dredge Bayou Teche Through New Iberia Area

Monday, October 15, 2001
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will dredge Bayou Teche in the New Iberia area, beginning Thursday, November 1.

It will take approximately one and a half to two years to restore the channel to its authorized dimensions of 60 ft. wide and 8 ft. deep. Dredging will occur between the Olivier Bridge and the Vida railroad bridge 12.3 miles upstream. Cost will be $6.68 million.

"We will work daylight hours only, Monday through Saturday," said Chris Accardo, the Corps' operations manager for Southwest Louisiana. "We have coordinated with the bridge operators to minimize or eliminate delay for motorists." The dredging, the first in more than 10 years on this stretch of the Teche, will benefit the barge and towboat industry, including vessels that serve three sugar mills in the New Iberia area, and other navigation.

"This is not routine, maintenance dredging since the material must be handled twice," Accardo said. The government's contractor, Circle Inc., will use a clamshell bucket to place the dredged material on barges. The material will then be barged to designated staging areas, hwere trucks will take it to an approved disposal sites. It's expected that about 440,000 cubic yards of material will be moved.

"There are no toxic materials here, but this is an urban area, and some trash will be picked up. Large objects, such as tires, junk cars and washing machines, will be taken to appropriate landfills," Accardo said.

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Fuels & Lubes

Knightsbridge, Frontline to Form US Capesize Company

Knightsbridge Tankers Limited and Frontline 2012 Ltd. have announced an agreement to combine Frontline 2012's remaining fleet of 25 fuel efficient vessels with Knightsbridge.

Marine Diesel Purification Breakthrough by SurePure

Liquid photopurification specialist company SurePure Inc. apprises of a breakthrough in the microbiological purification of contaminated marine diesel fuel, using

ABS Approves Design for GTTNA’s LNG Bunker Barge

GTT North America (GTTNA), the Houston-based subsidiary of French engineering and technology company Gaztransport & Technigaz SA (GTT), received approval in principle from ABS for the design of a 2,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Repair Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0883 sec (11 req/sec)