CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is spending $5.9 million to fix part of Cleveland’s Lake Erie West Breakwater.

The agency has hired Kososing Construction from Cheboygan, Michigan, to perform repairs on a damaged portion of the Cleveland Harbor West Breakwater, which protects the city’s shoreline.

Nate Martin, a structural engineer at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said in an email that there is “significant damage” to the concrete cap and timber crib, which is submerged underwater.

The work will begin in the coming months and it will consist of “using parallel steel sheet pile walls capped with concrete to encase the existing structure," according to a news release.

The breakwater is more than 5.5 miles long, and is important for the commercial navigation as well as recreational boating in Cleveland.

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