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Randy on 4/24/2012 1:01:37 PM:
Big Slackwater Repairs
C&O Canal National Historical Park
Updated: April 2, 2012

Restoration of the C&O Canal Towpath at Big Slackwater is ongoing. Installation of the pier footings, the concrete columns on top of the footings, and the skirt wall panels continues. These concrete elements, along with the double tee panels, form the eight (8) elevated walkways which will be located along the river within the limits of the project.

Additionally, the contractor is continuing reconstruction of the historic towpath in areas directly adjacent to the elevated walkways. Masons also are continuing to rebuild the historic stone wall along the river. Off site, the production of concrete skirt wall panels and deck panels is ongoing, and the contractor continues to receive these pieces to the site. Work on the elevated walkways, the towpath, and the stone masonry is expected to continue in the coming weeks.

By this summer we will no longer need to detour the 5 miles on public roads. :)

lenny on 4/25/2012 4:07:40 AM:
Great News. Now if they could connect Pittsburgh.