US Department of Interior, National Park Service
USS Cairo
Vicksburg, MS


Location:  Vicksburg, Mississippi
Owner:  US Department of Interior, National Park Service

Project Description:  Civil War Gunboat – Tensioned Fabric Canopy Structure
The existing roof structure was removed after the installation of a temporary structure.  The final cover is a tensioned fabric roof structure on a system of 20” steel masts and tensioned cable supports.  The roof is approximately 264’x 187’. Foundations for the masts and struts consists of 103 – 24” auger cast piles and 29 concrete pile caps.  New lighting, ventilation fans, and linear thermal fire detection system were also installed in and around the Cairo.

Construction Value: $ 3,184,500