Pintal Ball Repair
The moment of truth as the custom-made pintal ball is moved into place under the dam gate. There were no existing replacement parts available for this work at Chouteau Lock and Dam 17 in Chouteau, Okla., so crews were forced to wait until the actual placement of the part to know if it would fit, which it did.

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Photo by: Rodney Beard |  VIRIN: 120905-A-CE999-058.JPG