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Photo Gallery: Parkersburg floodwall gate project

Photo by Evan Bevins City of Parkersburg employees assemble a portion of the floodwall in the 3400 block of Murdoch Avenue Wednesday morning as part of the inspection of the system by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Photo by Evan Bevins City of Parkersburg employees, from left, Doug Kinney, Ray Campbell, Buck McCroskey, Al Duley and Joe Wagner place a piece of a floodwall post back in a storage facility after erecting a portion of the floodwall as part of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers inspection Wednesday on Murdoch Avenue.
Photo by Evan Bevins City of Parkersburg employees assemble a portion of the floodwall in the 3400 block of Murdoch Avenue Wednesday morning as part of the inspection of the system by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Photo by Evan Bevins City of Parkersburg employees, from left, Al Duley, Randy Foutty and Nate Ingraham lower part of a post used to set up a portion of the floodwall on Murdoch Avenue Wednesday.
Photo by Evan Bevins A view from atop the floodwall during Wednesday’s exercise in which a portion of the gate crossing Murdoch Avenue was assembled as part of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers inspection.
Photo by Evan Bevins City of Parkersburg employees blocked traffic in two southbound lanes of Murdoch Avenue Wednesday morning so a portion of the floodwall gate could be assembled.
Photo by Evan Bevins City of Parkersburg parks and recreation craftsman Buck McCroskey, second from right, works to secure a post for the floodwall in an anchor on Murdoch Avenue Wednesday morning.
Photo by Evan Bevins City of Parkersburg employees assemble a post for the floodwall on Murdoch Avenue as David Humphreys, top, levee safety program manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and city Public Works Director Everett Shears, right, record the process Wednesday morning. The exercise was part of the Corps’ inspection of the floodwall, which continues today.
Photo by Evan Bevins City of Parkersburg employees, clockwise from bottom left, Buck McCroskey, John Flynn, Joe Nelson, Randy Foutty and Al Duley install stop logs in a bay of the floodwall in the 3400 block of Murdoch Avenue Wednesday morning.
Photo by Evan Bevins City of Parkersburg employees lower a stop log into place at the Murdoch Avenue floodwall gate Wednesday.
Photo by Evan Bevins Aluminum stop logs are shown in a second storage area at Parkersburg’s floodwall gate in the 3400 block of Murdoch Avenue Wednesday.
Photo by Evan Bevins Dave Humphreys, left, levee safety program manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, talks with Andy Cremeans, levee safety mechanical engineer in the Huntington District, as city workers disassemble a portion of the floodwall gate on Murdoch Avenue Wednesday.

Parkersburg’s floodwall was built in 1950, but the gate across Murdoch Avenue was partially assembled for the first time on Wednesday.

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