Blank's Seeks New Fleet On Mon River

The Waterways Journal
20 January 2014

Blanks River Services Inc.. Elizabeth, Pa., has applied to the Pittsburgh Engineer District for a permit to construct a new mooring facility downstream of its service and repair landing and upstream of an existing Blank's mooring area. The location is the right bank of the Monongahela River between Mile 22.3 and Mile 22.5.

The proposed facility would consist of four quad-tie support structures on 195-foot centers approximately 20 feet from the right bank. For additional support for the quad-ties. two concrete deadmen will be constructed at the top of the bank, with two-inch chain secured to each deadman and each quad-tie.

The proposed fleet width is four barges wide, or 140 feet from the face of the quad-ties, by three barges long, or 5S5 feet along the bank.

The Corps will accept comments on the proposal until January 23; address them to: Pittsburgh Engineer District, Regulatory Branch. attn. George Brkovich, 1000 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222-4186; e-mail george.r.brkovich@ Refer to Application No. 2013-2272.