Port of Oakland completes dredging project

September 18, 2009 5:06:08 PM PDT
The Port of Oakland will soon be ready to handle some of the world's biggest cargo ships 24 hours a day.

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Port officials, the Army Corps of Engineers and environmental groups will announce the final completion of a huge dredging project Friday afternoon.

The channel is now 50 feet deep -- deep enough to be used by the current generation of large cargo ships.

The project dates back to the late 1990's, when the port announced a major improvement effort.

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