By David G. Barber
A theme I have
been pushing in these pages and elsewhere is that of canal restoration. Part of
that, naturally, is a question of whom. Or more precisely, who either
engineering firms or contractors has any experience in the restoration of canal
locks and other structures? Some time ago, I was asked this question by people
in New Breman, OH. They went on to rebuild
The question was given further depth by David Beebe and
his group at
Many people in the canal community do have knowledge about canal structures which we are willing to share. But, we do not have the staff and bonding ability to take on an engineering or general contractor contract.
To help address this question without having to search my memory on receipt of a cold phone call, I’ve added a page to the web site of such information. So far, I’ve listed fifteen projects, but have yet to add the names of engineering firms or contractors. I intend to add those as I do further research. I do not intend to endorse anyone, but the “who” of such projects is public information. Any group financing such projects will have to do their own qualifications research. My only goal is to provide starting points at an easily accessed location.
Please look at the list on our web site. I would very much like to hear of projects, engineers, and contractors to add.
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