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West Branch Shore and Bank Protection Project

West Branch of Westfield RiverThe project on the West Branch of the Westfield River in Huntington is situated at the western end of the railroad bridge that crosses the river immediately upstream of the town center.

Erosion along 350 feet of the West Branch’s right bank had exposed an eight-foot-long sewer line and the encasement of Huntington’s sewer siphon, subjecting it to possible freezing and breakage. To protect these structures, the Corps placed 350 feet of stone slope protection along the eroded riverbank.

This project was constructed between June-September 1983 at a cost of $116,000. It was built under Section 14 of the Corps’ Continuing Authorities Program.