The Iowa Transportation Commission recently approved $2 million for a new parking spot for barges on the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities.
Called a “mooring cell,” the spot allows a barge to tie up to a pier ahead of the lock and dam while waiting for another barge to go through.
The mooring cell is proposed for Lock and Dam 14 downriver from LeClaire.
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