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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completes needed repairs to Troy Lock & Dam

Published May 25, 2018

NEW YORKThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New York District, announces that the miter gates to the Troy Lock and Dam have been repaired. The lock is located along the Hudson River in Troy, N.Y.

It was discovered during an Operational Condition Assessment of the lock that there were structural cracks and deterioration of the Troy Lock miter gates.  The miter gates are the “doors” to the lock. There are a total of four gates (two upstream and two downstream). 

The Troy Lock upstream miter gates were last replaced in the 1960’s, the downstream miter gates were replaced in late 1978 after being damaged when struck by a barge.

During 2017, a $5.1 million contract was awarded in September to D.A. Collins Construction Company, Gansevoort, N.Y.  Fabrication of the new lock gates started in February and the gates were delivered in November. The old lock gates were removed in December, immediately following closure of the Troy Lock for the winter season. 

Installation of the new miter gates was completed in April 2018, with no effect to the timetable of the opening of the Troy Lock for the 2018 Navigation season on 1 May.

“I am proud to celebrate the success of this impressive project to replace the miter gates at Troy Lock & Dam that is integral to the New York State Canal System that connects all of the major waterways in and around New York,” said Colonel Thomas Asbery, Commander, New York District. “The new miter gates are integral to the viability of a system that consists of 524 miles of waterways and 57 locks along the canal system and is the first lock that a vessel approaches when traveling northbound on the Hudson River. I'd like to thank our district personnel, contractor, and stakeholders for their brilliant work to deliver this project on time and within budget. This is truly a remarkable success."

The Troy Lock and Dam serves as the eastern gateway to New York State’s extensive canal system and is integral to the viability of a system that consists of 524 miles of waterways and 56 locks. The lock also supports a great number of tour boats, yachts, and local and long distance recreational vessels.


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Michael Embrich

Release no. 18-003