Construction begins on $700M surge barrier in New Orleans

12/31/2008 | NBC.com

The Army Corps of Engineers has begun construction on New Orleans' 26-foot high, two-mile long storm surge barrier near the meeting of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf outlet of the Mississippi River. Protecting the city's most vulnerable area, the project is the biggest design-build civil works project the Corps has tackled.

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