February 16, 2017

The 4 Memphis Bridges

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Many would say that the relationship between the Mississippi River and the Bluff City is obvious, but some may not realize the obstacle that the river would be without the amazing bridges that extend from Memphis, Tennessee to West-Memphis, Arkansas. Below are facts about each of the four bridges that cross the Big Muddy. Memphis & […]

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February 16, 2017

Meet USACE retiree Carol Jones

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What path lead you to working on the Mississippi River? It was divine intervention for sure. My whole career was divine intervention. When I came out of Christian Brothers University in 1982, there was a recession in the country, so they weren’t hiring a lot of civil engineers to build things. I was interviewing with […]

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February 16, 2017

River Gauges 101

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Uniform communication about the changing stages of the Mississippi River can be difficult  to achieve due to the varying channel widths and riverbed sea level. As the steamboat industry developed along the Mississippi River during the middle of the 19th century, communication about river conditions became imperative for safety and navigation. In 1872,  the Department of […]

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