Aging river infrastructure means challenges for barges Mar 29, 2015 - Houston Chronicle March 28--FREEPORT -- Laps of muddy water whirl through the open floodgates where the Brazos River meets the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. One gallon of diesel can move a ton of freight about 616 miles, Toohey said. And a typical barge carries the same volume as 144 trucks or 46 rail cars, the American Waterways Operators said.
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