Research Design for a Detour Route for a New Lock, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
GOODWIN (R CHRISTOPHER) AND ASSOCIATES INC NEW ORLEANS LA
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This report presents the results of archeological and historical records review of the Meraux Tract, in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. The proposed project area consists of a 305 m 1000 ft wide corridor that extends parallel to the Guerenger Canal as well as a narrow 38.1 m 125 FT corridor located between the Florida Walk Canal and the Back Protection Levee. The project area encompasses approximately 79.3 ha 196 ac. The research was conducted by R. Christopher Goodwin Associates, Inc., for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, in association with planned improvements to the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Lock In Orleans Parish, Louisiana. Prior to implementing the proposed construction, an overland detour route through the Meraux Tract for vehicular traffic is planned. Although the Meraux Tract encompasses the outskirts of two plantations that figured prominently in the 1815 Battle of New Orleans, few if any cultural resources or features or cultural resources associated with plantation agriculture along the lower Mississippi River can be expected. Historic cultural resources should date only from the very recent past. In addition, few if any prehistoric archeological resources are anticipated in the project area.
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