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The hydraulic dredge New York, owned by Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, conducts rock removal operations in December of 2018 along the Delaware River as part of the deepening project.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractor deepened Reach AA of the main channel of the Delaware River in 2014-2015. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company used a bucket dredge to complete the work along the river from the Ben Franklin Bridge to the Walt Whitman bridge.
The Dredge Illinois, owned and operated by Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, conducts dredging in the Reach A portion of the Delaware River in 2012 as part of the main channel deepening project.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractor Weeks Marine dredged sand from the Delaware Bay and placed at Broadkill Beach, Delaware in 2015. This portion of the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening project served two purposes - deepening the main channel of the bay and building a dune and berm to reduce the risk of storm damages for the community.
The drillboat Apache, owned and operated by Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, conducts rock blasting operations off Chester, Pa., in January of 2016. Work is part of the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening project, a joint effort of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and PhilaPort.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company conducted rock blasting operations as part of the project to deepen the main channel of the Delaware River from 40 to 45 feet. The project allows for more efficient transportation of cargo to and from Delaware River ports.
The Hopper Dredge Stuyvesant, owned and operated by the Dutra Group, conducts dredging in Reach D of the Delaware River as part of the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening project in 2013. The project is a joint effort between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and PhilaPort.
The Dredge Charleston, owned and operated by Norfolk Dredging Company, conducts dredging of Reach C of the Delaware River in June of 2010. Work is part of the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening project, a joint effort of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and PhilaPort.