Darren Doyle, story and video:
Green River Lock and Dam #6 is officially gone. As of Monday, only a small portion of the lock wall remained and was scheduled to be demolished by the day's end.
The north side wall has been broken into pieces that resemble large riprap and excavation workers were clearing out thick, wooded areas surrounding the original parking area.
Mike Turner, Corps of Engineer project manager, said that the entire process has been very smooth.
"The entire dam and lock wall removal should be finished by Friday," he said. "We still have plenty to do, but this portion should be complete."
Workers left an original wooden post just upstream from the dam with it's hanging sign that reads "DANGER DAM."
"There was no reason to tear that down," said Turner. "We wanted to leave that for history's sake."
Turner said that while the top concrete portion of the dam had been removed, the area would be re-evaluated when lower water levels were present to be sure enough of the dam is gone.
Crews are now working on the finish grade work to complete the project.
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