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Floodgates contract goes to St.Louis company

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Posted: Nov 3, 2009 7:07 AM by John Pastorek
Updated: Nov 3, 2009 7:19 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: floodgates, contract, Alberici Constructors Inc., Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, Army Corps of Engineers

Alberici Constructors of St.Louis has won a $495,000 pre-construction services contract to construct a storm surge barrier on the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal at Seabrook in the New Orleans area.

The floodgates will close off the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal at the point where it meets Lake Pontchartrain.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it will cost about $155 million to build the gates.

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