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Concrete filling Lock 13 blowout

Water caused void that left massive dam on one pier

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Truckload after truckload, 240 cubic yards of concrete was poured into a void found beneath the movable dam at Lock 13 on the Erie Canal. But engineers at the state Canal Corp. aren’t stopping there. “We’re going to over-fix it,” said canal engineer Joe Moloughney while a drilling rig spun methodically, forcing a hole deep into the floor of the Mohawk River. Workers from Tioga Construction were busy on two projects Thursday when Canal Corp. ...

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