Aging Infrastructure: Still Pulls its Weight
The Mississippi River’s interconnected locks and dam system plays a pivotal role in our economy. With more than 1,000 miles of open river and a deep-draft capacity for oceangoing ships, the infrastructure serves as the economic aorta for the 12,000 miles of navigable inland waterways that move one sixth of our country’s freight.

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