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  • May

    District celebrates completion of Absecon Inlet seawall and boardwalk

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District joined elected officials and partners on May 25, 2018 to celebrate the completion of the Absecon Inlet seawall and boardwalk rebuild in Atlantic City. The project – one of the more complex construction efforts undertaken by the District in recent years – involved building two separate seawall structures along approximately 1700 feet of the inlet and rebuilding the historic boardwalk.
  • April

    Army Corps hosts Engineering with Nature workshop in Delaware

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the non-profit Delaware Center for the Inland Bays co-hosted an Engineering with Nature (EWN) workshop April 10-12 in Delaware.
  • August

    Philadelphia District recognized with Chief of Engineers award for commitment to safety

    PHILADELPHIA (JUNE 5, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District was recently recognized with the North Atlantic Division Commanding General's Safety Award of Excellence for its ongoing commitment to a safe and healthy work environment. The District is now under consideration for nationwide safety honors.
  • December

    USACE and partners kickoff dredging and marsh restoration project in Avalon

    AVALON, N.J. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District and its partners celebrated the recent start to dredging and marsh restoration efforts near Avalon, N.J. during a ceremony hosted by the borough on Dec. 11. The project began in late November and involves dredging approximately 50,000 cubic yards of sediment from shoals in the federal channel of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway and using the material to restore degraded marsh land owned by the state.
  • July

    LTC Michael Bliss assumes command of the USACE Philadelphia District

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District ushered in a new era of leadership as Lt. Col. Michael A. Bliss assumed command from Lt. Col. John C. Becking during a July 1 ceremony in the Wanamaker Building's Crystal Tea Room. Bliss is the 58th commander in the District's history.
  • April

    Marine Design Center helps provide vessels for missions

    When thinking about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ work, what may most readily come to mind is massive flood control projects, environmental restoration and shoreline protection. In some areas, inland waterway navigation and harbor dredging for deep-draft ships is prevalent. However, along with the Corps’ roles in port and waterway navigation comes the need for a fleet of ships – vessels that can conduct surveys, move equipment and, on occasion, dredge material to deepen a channel. The fleet numbers in the thousands, but where do Corps districts get help in finding this specialized equipment? The answer lies in a small suite of offices, located in Philadelphia District, known as the MDC…the Marine Design Center.
  • August

    Officials commend Army Corps’ efforts to restore Delaware coastline

    Federal, state, and local officials gathered at the north shore of the Indian River Inlet in Delaware on Aug. 5 to witness the dredging, pumping and placing of sand onto a beach that was significantly eroded by Hurricane Sandy. The work at the inlet is one of three contracts the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District has awarded to help restore the Delaware coast and is part of a larger effort to restore projects across the northeast.
  • February

    Army Corps repairs canal bulkhead with innovative project

    POINT PLEASANT, NJ – When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers needs to repair a dam outlet, marine bulkhead or any other infrastructure submerged in the water, it presents an engineering challenge. The added variable can make repairs more difficult, costly and time-consuming. Ongoing repair work along the Point Pleasant Canal has been just that – a challenge – but through resourcefulness and innovation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District and its contractor are nearing completion of work.
  • December

    Previously scheduled Army Corps beachfill work underway in New Jersey

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District started work on four New Jersey beaches as part of previously contracted work to include renourishment for three projects and repair to one project that was damaged by Hurricane Irene.
  • March

    Project Spotlight: Lower Assunpink Creek Ecosystem Restoration

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and the City of Trenton are working to restore part of the Assunpink Creek ecosystem. The 25 mile-long creek drains approximately 91 square miles in central New Jersey. The project is located in downtown Trenton where the creek is contained in a concrete box culvert. The Army Corps is developing plans to "daylight" the stream.