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Barge Removal Continues At Marseilles Dam

Posted by wlpo on June 11, 2013

Six down, one to go.  Nearly two full months after seven barges hit the Marseilles dam, only one still remains at the site.

The Coast Guard says they’ve removed a partially submerged barge from the dam.  The barge was carrying steel plates that were 40 feet wide and weighed seven thousand pounds apiece.  Crews had to unload all the steel before getting the barge away from the dam.  The Coast Guard says they will empty the last remaining submerged barge this week and get it out of the river.

At least two flood victims in Marseilles have filed lawsuits against the barge company claiming damage done by the barges to the dam led to flooded homes.

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