Poe Lock Embedded Gate Anchorage Replacement ribbon cutting

Published June 13, 2017

DETROIT U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony, on Engineers Day at the Soo Locks, to celebrate the completion of major Gate Anchorage repairs at the Poe Lock.

The ceremony will begin just before gates open for the annual Soo Locks Engineers Day event.  

Who:               U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District

What:              Ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Poe Lock Embedded Gate Anchorage Replacement

Why:               Completed Poe Lock Embedded Gate Anchorage Replacement a $6.7 million project

When:             Friday, June 30, 2017 at 8:15 a.m.

Where:            At the Soo Locks park, in front of the gate leading to the MacArthur Lock pedestrian entrance

Background: The $6.7 million project involved removal of the existing original embedded anchorages on the Poe Lock and installing new embedded anchorages. The project required fabricating new steel anchorage frames, drilling concrete cores and installing anchor rods to accommodate the new anchorage frames, as well as installing new anchorage frames, new concrete placement, disassembling and re-assembling gate linkage assemblies, and placing a 1,050 foot long concrete access road. A total of eight anchorage frames were completed ensuring that the Poe Lock was operational prior to the start of the 2017 shipping season.

The contractor, Morrish-Wallace Construction Inc. (dba Ryba Marine Construction Company) of Cheboygan, Michigan, self-performed over 75 percent of the project and more than 95 percent of the subcontractor man-hours on the project were performed by Michigan residents.

Both Poe Lock gates one and three were operational on February 17 ahead of the March 25 scheduled opening date.

For more information about the Soo Locks check out: www.lre.usace.army.mil



Lynn Rose
313-300-0662 (cell)

Release no. 17-013