March 5, 2011
A view looking upstream at the new lock gate at Lower Monumental Dam. The 770-ton structure will replace the previous lock gate, which was put into service about 41 years ago.
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As others labor to replace Lower Monumental Dam's lower lock gate, Dean Lodmell could be forgiven for taking a "been there, done that" view.Forty-nine years ago Lodmell was a young engineer happily tackling a big job. Fresh from being part of building Dod