[News Script: Floating Dredge is at Work on Trinity] Part: 1 of 4
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FLOATING DREDG. IS AT WORK ON TRINITY
The job of dredging a nine-thousand foot strip
of the Trinity River gets underway in Fort
Worth. A floating dredge, designed by Howard
George of Mineola, will scrape a seven-foot deep
50-foot wide channal along the Trinity's West
Fork, from White Settlement Road to University
Drive. What's more, the dredge will probably
stay busy after this job is done. City officials
want it to cut underbrush, trees and swamps from
portions of Lake Worth.
LONG, TURNING BLADES
The dredge is mp equipped with cutting blades
at the front of a 20-foot long aluminum tube.
The tube sucks water, dirt and debris into the
blades which chew the mixture into a fine muck.
The pumps suck the muck thru a series of pipes
which deposit the muck behind the river bank.
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Floating Dredge is at Work on Trinity], item, March 14, 1956; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc778429/m1/1/: accessed February 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.