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Philadelphia District & Marine Design Center

Lt. Col. David C. Park assumed command of the USACE Philadelphia District from Lt. Col. Kristen N. Dahle during a July 12, 2019 ceremony in the Wanamaker Building. Park became the 60th commander in the District's 153 year history.
The mechanical dredge NEW YORK, owned and operated by Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, removes rock material from the Delaware River as part of the project to deepen the channel from 40 to 45 feet.
The Dredge Fullerton conducts dredging in the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway near Stone Harbor, N.J. as part of a USACE project. The sediment was placed to create habitat on marshland owned by the state.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District announced repair work on the Chesapeake City Bridge will begin in late March 2019 and is expected to be completed by late June 2019.
USACE is managing the Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management project in partnership with the state of New Jersey and contractor Weeks Marine. The project covers 13 miles of coastline along the Barnegat Peninsula and will reduce the risk of storm damages for communities.

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Philadelphia District holds Change of Command Ceremony
7/12/2019
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District ushered in new leadership as Lt. Col. David C. Park assumed command of the organization from Lt. Col. Kristen N. Dahle during a July 12th...
Army Corps to host public meetings for Nassau County Back Bays study
5/28/2019
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its partners, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Nassau County, are hosting public meetings regarding the Nassau County Back Bays...
Blue Marsh Lake Rangers share water safety message
5/22/2019
Before you head out this Memorial Day weekend for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at Blue Marsh Lake encourages you to make sure you have life jackets for everyone...

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Hurricane Sandy breached the Barnegat Peninsula in October of 2012. In 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed the dune and berm system in the same location. Work is designed to reduce the risk of damages from future coastal storms.
St. Georges Bridge (Delaware Route 13) is owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District. The bridge was originally constructed in 1941.
Steve England and Jake Helminiak of the USACE Philadelphia District traveled to the Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) to participate in workshops, field visits, and to share their expertise with government officials. During the visit, the group met with hydrologists and field technicians from the Department of Water Affairs. They visited multiple dams, gaging stations, and a local agricultural water impoundment.
Steve England and Jake Helminiak of the USACE Philadelphia District traveled to the Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) to participate in workshops, field visits, and to share their expertise with government officials. During the visit, the group met with hydrologists and field technicians from the Department of Water Affairs. They visited multiple dams, gaging stations, and a local agricultural water impoundment.
The Chesapeake City Bridge was built in 1948 connecting the two sides of the city. The main span is 540 feet long and the overall length of the bridge is 3,954 feet.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractor Barnegat Bay Dredging Company completed a dredging and habitat creation project near Stone Harbor, N.J. in December of 2018. Work involved dredging a portion of the federal channel of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway and beneficially using the material to create habitat on marshland owned by the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife.

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