ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Part of a multi-phase, 102.5-mile-long deepening initiative, this project involved dredging 1.2 million cubic yards of material from the Delaware River federal navigation channel. GLDD removed material from a 9.5-mile area between Walt Whitman Bridge and the southern end of the Philadelphia International Airport. The dredge Illinois performed initial dredging work and removed 103,000 cubic yards of sediment. Completing the project, the dredge Florida excavated 1.1 million cubic yards of harder-grade material to deepen the channel. The deeper channel will allow for more efficient transportation of containerized cargo from the river ports.