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Background informationProject Created: December 16, 2009

Project Name: Chain of Rocks Canal, Locks, and Dam 27
Year in Operation: 1953
Sector: Transportation
Subsector: Canal, Transportation Terminal
Status: In Operation
Type: New Facility
Description: Diversion canal, with locks in the canal, to enable maritime traffic to pass by the Chain of Rocks Reach on the Mississippi River. Dam 27, located several miles away on the Mississippi River, is a 2,500 foot non-movalbe low water dam extending across the river. The purpose of Dam 27 is to maintain the lower pool of Dam 26, and to prevent boats from entering the chain of rocks reach.
Delivery Method as described in the country where it's located: Design Bid Build
Is the project still active: Yes
Comments: Typical US Army Corps project, Design Bid Build.

Project Locations

Address: 3921 West 20th Street
City: Granite City
State: Illinois
Country: United States of America

Souces of Project Support (Non-monetary)

Checkbox Checked Access to Land: 8.4 miles long Chain of Rocks Canal made available to bypass the 17 mile long Chain of Rocks Reach -- which contains numerous rock ledges that rendered it naturally unnavigable.

Souces of Project Support (Monetary)

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From Public (Government) Sources to Producers

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Direct Cash Support: Direct federal appropriations under the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1930, which authorized the creation of a nine-foot deep navigation river channel throughout the Upper Mississippi River Nine Foot Navigation Project. Project cost in 1946-1953 -- $40 million.

Project Delivery & Finance Method

Project Delivery:
All Public Finance. Public Sponsor contracts for initial design, and separately contracts for initial construction. Public Owner operates and maintains the resulting facility.
Construction Manager At Risk Variants: Public Sponsor contracts with Construction Contractor after Design is Complete.

Procurement Approach

Project Component
Based Selection
Request for
Request for
for Bids

Term for Key Components & Forms of Contract

Project Component
Initial Design and Construction
Mandatory Statutory Form
Federal US Army Corps 

Project Value (If and As Known)

Date of Estimated Project Value: July 1, 1953
Project Value
Hard Cost
Hard & Soft Costs
< $100 Million US
< $200 Million US


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