OLMSTED, Ill. -- The Army's top engineer said the opening of the massive $2.7 billion Olmsted Locks and Dam project here, Aug. 30, demonstrates just exactly what the Army Corps of Engineers is capable of.

"Olmsted stands as a shining example of what is possible when we all marshal our ingenuity, our innovation, and our investment for a vital public good," said Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.