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Meuth Construction Supply Plans Transloading Facility At Henderson, Ky.

Meuth Construction Supply Inc. has filed a permit application with the Louisville Engineer District to construct a dry commodities transloading facility between Mile 788.7 and 791.2 of the Ohio River at Henderson, Ky. The facility would handle sand, gravel, limestone, cement and related products, brick and masonry products and grain.

Meuth’s facility would feature a tracked telescoping conveyor system down to a hopper mounted on a work barge. An on-barge clam bucket excavator would be used to transfer material to and from river barges.

The facility would include a 45-barge fleeting area at about Mile 791. The fleet would be configured three barges wide by 15 barges long, anchored to 16 tri-tie dolphin structures.

Meuth anticipates the fleeting area would be subject to semi-annual maintenance dredging to remove about 1,800 cubic yards of silt, sand and gravel to maintain an approximate 12-foot of draft for the barges. Dredging would be performed by clamshell, and the material would be removed and trucked to the upland portion of the facility, where it would be sold as commercial fill material.

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Meuth is also proposing a commercial dredging operation between Miles 789 and 789.7 that would hydraulically dredge about 300,000 tons of sand and gravel annually. Dredged material would be pumped onto barges and moved to the transloading facility, where it would be offloaded and moved to the upland storage yard.