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Upper Mississippi River 9-Foot Channel Project, Lock & Dam 27, Granite City, Madison County, IL



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B&W Photos

HB444262
View Of Locks, Looking Northeast Photocopy Of Photograph, Ca

HB444263
Overall View Of Low-water Dam, Looking Upstream

HB444264
Detail View Of Masonry Section Of Low-water Dam, Looking East (upstream)

HB444265
Detail View Of Rockfill Section Of Low-water Dam, Looking Northeast (upstream)

HB444266
Detail View Of Toe Spillway Section Of Low-water Dam, Looking Northwest (upstream)

HB444267
Detail View Of Low-water Dam Sheet Pile Cells, Looking North (upstream)

HB444268
Detail View Of Low-water Dam Stone Revetment, Looking South

HB444269
Detail View Of Homer Dike At Low-water Dam, Looking Southeast

HB444270
Overall View Of Chain Of Rocks Canal, Looking North (upstream)

HB444271
Detail View Of Lower Guidewall (seawall), Looking Southeast (downstream)

HB444272
Detail View Of Intermediate Wall And Guide Cell, Looking Southeast (downstream)

HB444273
Overall View Of Main Lock From Lower Guidewall, Looking Northwest (upstream)

HB444274
Overall View Of Main Lock Interior, Looking North (upstream)

HB444275
Detail View Of Auxiliary Lock Lift Gate In Raised Position, Looking Northeast (upstream)

HB444276
Detail View Of Main Lock Miter Gate In Partially Opened Position, Looking Northwest (upstream)

HB444277
Detail View Of Auxiliary Lock Miter Gate Operating Machinery Located In Intermediate Wall, Looking Northwest

HB444278
Detail View Of Life Gate Operating Machinery, Looking Northwest

HB444279
Detail View Of Tainter Valve Operating Machinery Located In Intermediate Wall, Looking Southwest

HB444280
Detail View Of Upper East Wall Control Station, Showing Emergency Bulkhead Stiffleg Derrick To Right, Looking West

HB444281
Detail View Of Upper East Wall Control Station, Showing Emergency Bulkhead Stiffleg Derrick, Main Lock Pedestrian Bridge, Recesses For Main Lock Lift Gate, And Tile Gauges, Looking Southeast

HB444282
Detailed Interior View Of Upper East Wall Control Station, Looking Southwest

HB444283
Detail View Of Upper Intermediate Wall Control Panel With Doors Closed, Looking East

HB444284
Detail View Of Upper Intermediate Wall Control Panel With Doors Open, Looking East

HB444285
View Of Derrick Buildings And Stiffleg Derrick At Upper End Of West Wall, Looking West

HB444286
Detail View Of Derrick Building And Stiffleg Derrick At Upper End Of West Wall, Looking West

HB444287
Detail View Of Stiffleg Derrick On Upper End Of East Wall

HB444288
Detail View Of Lower East Wall Control Station, Looking Northeast

HB444289
Detailed Interior View Of Lower East Wall Control Station, Looking Southwest

HB444290
Detail View Of Lower East Wall Control Station Control Panel, Looking West

HB444291
Detail View Of Upper Intermediate Wall Control Station, Looking West

HB444292
Detail View Of Upper Intermediate Wall Control Station, Showing Recesses For Auxiliary Lock Lift Gate Leaves, Looking East

HB444293
Detail View Of Upper Intermediate Wall Control Station, Showing Recesses For Auxiliary Lock Lift Gate Leaves, Looking Northeast

HB444294
Detailed Interior View Of Upper Intermediate Wall Control Station, Looking North On West Side Of Building

HB444295
Detailed Interior View Of Upper Intermediate Wall Control Station, Looking South On East Side Of Building

HB444296
Detail View Of Upper Intermediate Wall Control Station Panel, Looking Southeast

HB444297
Detail View Of Middle Intermediate Wall Control Station, Looking Southeast

HB444298
Detailed Interior View Of Middle Intermediate Wall Control Station, Looking West

HB444299
Detail View Of Control Panel In Middle Intermediate Wall Control Station, Looking Northwest

HB444300
Detail View Of Lower Intermediate Wall Control Station, Looking Southwest

HB444301
Detailed Interior View Of Lower Intermediate Wall Control Station, Looking Southwest

HB444302
Detail View Of Control Panel In Lower Intermediate Wall Control Station, Looking East

HB444303
Detail View Of Upper West Wall Control Station, Showing Auxiliary Lock Tile Gauge, Looking Northwest

HB444304
Detailed Interior View Of Upper West Wall Control Station, Looking Northwest

HB444305
Detail View Of Control Panel In Upper West Wall Control Station, Looking East

HB444306
Detail View Of Auxiliary Building At Upper End Of West Wall, Showing Recesses For Auxiliary Lock Lift Gate Leaves, Looking Northwest

HB444307
Detail View Of Compressor

HB444308
Detail View Of Original Light Standards, Looking North

HB444309
Overall View Of Esplanade With East Lock Wall And Lower Guide Wall To Right, Looking South

HB444310
Detail View Of Garage Building, Looking Southwest

HB444311
Detail View Of Public Comfort Station Building, Looking Southeast

HB444312
Detail View Of Generator Building, Looking Northwest

HB444313
View Of Coffer Dam From C/l Of South Plug, Looking North Photograph No

HB444314
View Of Rock Foundations Air Cleaned For Monoliths 17-22, Intermediate Wall, Looking North Photograph No

HB444315
View Of Coffer Dam From C/l Of North Plug, Looking South Photograph No

HB444316
View Of Concrete Heading Plant Photograph No

HB444317
View Of Forms In Place

HB444318
View Showing Cold Weather Protection, Looking Northwest Photograph No

HB444319
View From North End, Looking South Photograph No

HB444320
View From Southeast Corner Of Coffer Dam, Looking North Photograph No

HB444321
Oblique Aerial View, Looking West Photograph No

HB444322
View Of Main Lock, Looking North From South Cofferdam Photograph No

HB444323
View Showing Installation Tainter Valve Machinery Monolith No

HB444324
View Of Lift Gate Monolith No

HB444325
View Of Miter Gate In Auxiliary Lock--west Wall, Looking Northwest Photograph No

HB444326
View Of Tainter Valve For Monolith Number 5-e Welded Outside Culvert

HB444327
View Looking North From South Plug Main Lock Photograph No

HB444328
View Of Lift Gate Section Auxiliary Lock, Looking Upstream Photograph No

HB444329
View Of Miter Gate And Main Lock Chamber, Looking Upstream Photograph No

HB444330
View Of Upper West Wall Control House, Looking North Photograph No

HB444331
View Of Intakes Auxiliary Lock Upper Sill Photograph No

HB444332
View Of Upper End Of Locks, Looking Southwest From North Plug Photograph No

HB444333
View Of Upstream Side Of The Main Lock Miter Gate In A Closed Position, Showing The Fit Of Contact Blocks Photograph No

HB444334
View Looking Upstream From South Plug Photograph No

HB444335
Locks -- Index Volume I M-l 27 0/1

HB444336
Locks -- Index Volume Ii M-l 27 0/1a

HB444337
Locks -- General Plan -- Elevations And Sections M-l 27 20/1a, Lock And Dam No

HB444338
Locks -- Lock Wall Sections M-l 27 20/19

HB444339
Locks -- Culvert Tainter Valve Chambers -- East And Intermediate Walls -- Main Lock M-l 27 20/33

HB444340
Locks -- Intake And Upper Sill -- Main Lock M-l 27 20/51, Lock And Dam No

HB444341
Locks -- Miter Gate -- Main Lock - General Drawing M-l 27 21/1

HB444342
Locks -- Lift Gate - Both Leaves - General Assembly M-l 27 21/31

HB444343
Locks -- Miter Gate Machinery -- General Arrangement M-l 27 22/1, Lock And Dam No

HB444344
Locks -- Lift Gate Machinery -- General Arrangement M-l 27 22/51

HB444345
Locks -- Culvert Tainter Valve -- General Arrangement M-l 27 25/1

HB444346
Locks -- Tainter Valve Machinery -- General Arrangement M-l 27 26/1, Lock And Dam No

HB444347
Locks -- Lock Bulkhead Handling Equipment -- General Arrangement -- Stiffleg Derrick, Hoist & Pickup M-l 27 35/1, Lock And Dam No

HB444348
Locks -- Buildings -- Key Plan M-l 27 70/0

HB444349
Locks -- Control House -- Upper East Wall Floor Plan M-l 27 70/1

HB444350
Locks -- Control House -- Upper East Wall -- Sections M-l 27 70/3, Lock And Dam No

HB444351
Locks -- Control House -- Upper East Wall -- Sections M-l 27 70/4

HB444352
Locks -- Control House & Crane Machinery House -- Upper West Wall-- Plans, Elevations, Sections & Vent Plan M-l 27 70/19

HB444353
Plan And Profile M-l 27 15/1, Lock And Dam No


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Item Title


Location
Lock & Dam 27, Granite+City, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IL-33
Building/structure dates: 1947 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1964 subsequent work
Significance: ...Lock and Dam No. 27 constitute additions to the original Upper Mississippi Nine-Foot Channel Project, constructed after World War II. Lock No. 27, located on the Chain of Rocks Canal, provided the last link in the nine-foot channel, facilitating safe passage around the dangerous Chain of Rocks Reach. The design and construction of the locks incorporated various engineering and technological lessons and advances learned during the completion of the earlier elements of the project during the 1930s. Dam No. 27, constructed in the early 1960s, provides additional depth of water in the pool, extending upstream to Lock and Dam No. 26, facilitating more efficient operation of that installation. Dam No. 27 is the first dam ever constructed completed across the Mississippi River. It is emblematic of the continued efforts to refine and improve the nine-foot channel.

Related Names
U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF LOCKS, LOOKING NORTHEAST Photocopy of photograph, ca. 1980, courtesy of U.S. Engineer Office, St. Louis, Missouri. Original print is on file at Mississippi River Lock and Dam No. 27 in Granite City, Illinois.
2. OVERALL VIEW OF LOW-WATER DAM, LOOKING UPSTREAM. CHAIN OF ROCKS BRIDGE AND ST. LOUIS WATER DEPARTMENT INTAKE IN BACKGROUND, LOOKING NORTHWEST
3. DETAIL VIEW OF MASONRY SECTION OF LOW-WATER DAM, LOOKING EAST (UPSTREAM)
4. DETAIL VIEW OF ROCKFILL SECTION OF LOW-WATER DAM, LOOKING NORTHEAST (UPSTREAM). CHAIN OF ROCKS BRIDGE AND ST. LOUIS WATER DEPARTMENT INTAKES IN BACKGROUND
5. DETAIL VIEW OF TOE SPILLWAY SECTION OF LOW-WATER DAM, LOOKING NORTHWEST (UPSTREAM). ST. LOUIS WATER DEPARTMENT INTAKE IN BACKGROUND
6. DETAIL VIEW OF LOW-WATER DAM SHEET PILE CELLS, LOOKING NORTH (UPSTREAM)
7. DETAIL VIEW OF LOW-WATER DAM STONE REVETMENT, LOOKING SOUTH
8. DETAIL VIEW OF HOMER DIKE AT LOW-WATER DAM, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
9. OVERALL VIEW OF CHAIN OF ROCKS CANAL, LOOKING NORTH (UPSTREAM)
10. DETAIL VIEW OF LOWER GUIDEWALL (SEAWALL), LOOKING SOUTHEAST (DOWNSTREAM)
11. DETAIL VIEW OF INTERMEDIATE WALL AND GUIDE CELL, LOOKING SOUTHEAST (DOWNSTREAM)
12. OVERALL VIEW OF MAIN LOCK FROM LOWER GUIDEWALL, LOOKING NORTHWEST (UPSTREAM)
13. OVERALL VIEW OF MAIN LOCK INTERIOR, LOOKING NORTH (UPSTREAM)
14. DETAIL VIEW OF AUXILIARY LOCK LIFT GATE IN RAISED POSITION, LOOKING NORTHEAST (UPSTREAM)
15. DETAIL VIEW OF MAIN LOCK MITER GATE IN PARTIALLY OPENED POSITION, LOOKING NORTHWEST (UPSTREAM). COMPRESSOR BUILDING VISIBLE TO REAR ON INTERMEDIATE WALL
16. DETAIL VIEW OF AUXILIARY LOCK MITER GATE OPERATING MACHINERY LOCATED IN INTERMEDIATE WALL, LOOKING NORTHWEST
17. DETAIL VIEW OF LIFE GATE OPERATING MACHINERY, LOOKING NORTHWEST
18. DETAIL VIEW OF TAINTER VALVE OPERATING MACHINERY LOCATED IN INTERMEDIATE WALL, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
19. DETAIL VIEW OF UPPER EAST WALL CONTROL STATION, SHOWING EMERGENCY BULKHEAD STIFFLEG DERRICK TO RIGHT, LOOKING WEST
20. DETaIL VIEW OF UPPER EAST WALL CONTROL STATION, SHOWING EMERGENCY BULKHEAD STIFFLEG DERRICK, MAIN LOCK PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE, RECESSES FOR MAIN LOCK LIFT GATE, AND TILE GAUGES, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
21. DETAILED INTERIOR VIEW OF UPPER EAST WALL CONTROL STATION, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
22. DETAIL VIEW OF UPPER INTERMEDIATE WALL CONTROL PANEL WITH DOORS CLOSED, LOOKING EAST
23. DETAIL VIEW OF UPPER INTERMEDIATE WALL CONTROL PANEL WITH DOORS OPEN, LOOKING EAST
24. VIEW OF DERRICK BUILDINGS AND STIFFLEG DERRICK AT UPPER END OF WEST WALL, LOOKING WEST
25. DETAIL VIEW OF DERRICK BUILDING AND STIFFLEG DERRICK AT UPPER END OF WEST WALL, LOOKING WEST
26. DETAIL VIEW OF STIFFLEG DERRICK ON UPPER END OF EAST WALL. LOOKING SOUTHEAST
27. DETAIL VIEW OF LOWER EAST WALL CONTROL STATION, LOOKING NORTHEAST
28. DETAILED INTERIOR VIEW OF LOWER EAST WALL CONTROL STATION, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
29. DETAIL VIEW OF LOWER EAST WALL CONTROL STATION CONTROL PANEL, LOOKING WEST
30. DETAIL VIEW OF UPPER INTERMEDIATE WALL CONTROL STATION, LOOKING WEST
31. DETAIL VIEW OF UPPER INTERMEDIATE WALL CONTROL STATION, SHOWING RECESSES FOR AUXILIARY LOCK LIFT GATE LEAVES, LOOKING EAST
32. DETAIL VIEW OF UPPER INTERMEDIATE WALL CONTROL STATION, SHOWING RECESSES FOR AUXILIARY LOCK LIFT GATE LEAVES, LOOKING NORTHEAST
33. DETAILED INTERIOR VIEW OF UPPER INTERMEDIATE WALL CONTROL STATION, LOOKING NORTH ON WEST SIDE OF BUILDING
34. DETAILED INTERIOR VIEW OF UPPER INTERMEDIATE WALL CONTROL STATION, LOOKING SOUTH ON EAST SIDE OF BUILDING
35. DETAIL VIEW OF UPPER INTERMEDIATE WALL CONTROL STATION PANEL, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
36. DETAIL VIEW OF MIDDLE INTERMEDIATE WALL CONTROL STATION, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
37. DETAILED INTERIOR VIEW OF MIDDLE INTERMEDIATE WALL CONTROL STATION, LOOKING WEST
38. DETAIL VIEW OF CONTROL PANEL IN MIDDLE INTERMEDIATE WALL CONTROL STATION, LOOKING NORTHWEST
39. DETAIL VIEW OF LOWER INTERMEDIATE WALL CONTROL STATION, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
40. DETAILED INTERIOR VIEW OF LOWER INTERMEDIATE WALL CONTROL STATION, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
41. DETAIL VIEW OF CONTROL PANEL IN LOWER INTERMEDIATE WALL CONTROL STATION, LOOKING EAST
42. DETAIL VIEW OF UPPER WEST WALL CONTROL STATION, SHOWING AUXILIARY LOCK TILE GAUGE, LOOKING NORTHWEST
43. DETAILED INTERIOR VIEW OF UPPER WEST WALL CONTROL STATION, LOOKING NORTHWEST
44. DETAIL VIEW OF CONTROL PANEL IN UPPER WEST WALL CONTROL STATION, LOOKING EAST. UPPER INTERMEDIATE WALL AND UPPER EAST WALL CONTROL STATIONS IN BACKGROUND
45. DETAIL VIEW OF AUXILIARY BUILDING AT UPPER END OF WEST WALL, SHOWING RECESSES FOR AUXILIARY LOCK LIFT GATE LEAVES, LOOKING NORTHWEST
46. DETAIL VIEW OF COMPRESSOR. BUILDING LOCATED ON INTERMEDIATE WALL, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
47. DETAIL VIEW OF ORIGINAL LIGHT STANDARDS, LOOKING NORTH
48. OVERALL VIEW OF ESPLANADE WITH EAST LOCK WALL AND LOWER GUIDE WALL TO RIGHT, LOOKING SOUTH
49. DETAIL VIEW OF GARAGE BUILDING, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
50. DETAIL VIEW OF PUBLIC COMFORT STATION BUILDING, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
51. DETAIL VIEW OF GENERATOR BUILDING, LOOKING NORTHWEST
52. VIEW OF COFFER DAM FROM C/L OF SOUTH PLUG, LOOKING NORTH Photograph No. 12708. July 16, 1948
53. VIEW OF ROCK FOUNDATIONS AIR CLEANED FOR MONOLITHS 17-22, INTERMEDIATE WALL, LOOKING NORTH Photograph No. 12840. September 10, 1948
54. VIEW OF COFFER DAM FROM C/L OF NORTH PLUG, LOOKING SOUTH Photograph No. 12919. September 23, 1948
55. VIEW OF CONCRETE HEADING PLANT Photograph No. 14089. November 5, 1948
56. VIEW OF FORMS IN PLACE. C-LIFT 10-1 Photograph No. 14027. November 8, 1948
57. VIEW SHOWING COLD WEATHER PROTECTION, LOOKING NORTHWEST Photograph No. 14145. November 24, 1948
58. VIEW FROM NORTH END, LOOKING SOUTH Photograph No. 14429. April 20, 1949
59. VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST CORNER OF COFFER DAM, LOOKING NORTH Photograph No. 14495. June 1, 1949
60. OBLIQUE AERIAL VIEW, LOOKING WEST Photograph No. 14574. July 28, 1949
61. VIEW OF MAIN LOCK, LOOKING NORTH FROM SOUTH COFFERDAM Photograph No. 8483. October 12, 1949
62. VIEW SHOWING INSTALLATION TAINTER VALVE MACHINERY MONOLITH NO. 32-1, LOOKING WEST Photograph No. 8571. October 24, 1949
63. VIEW OF LIFT GATE MONOLITH NO. 4-1, LOOKING NORTHWEST Photograph No. 8670. November 16, 1949
64. VIEW OF MITER GATE IN AUXILIARY LOCK--WEST WALL, LOOKING NORTHWEST Photograph No. 9096. February 9, 1950
65. VIEW OF TAINTER VALVE FOR MONOLITH NUMBER 5-E WELDED OUTSIDE CULVERT. Photograph No. 9311. March 28, 1950
66. VIEW LOOKING NORTH FROM SOUTH PLUG MAIN LOCK Photograph No. 9407. April 18, 1950
67. VIEW OF LIFT GATE SECTION AUXILIARY LOCK, LOOKING UPSTREAM Photograph No. 9802. June 25, 1950
68. VIEW OF MITER GATE AND MAIN LOCK CHAMBER, LOOKING UPSTREAM Photograph No. 9839. June 29, 1950
69. VIEW OF UPPER WEST WALL CONTROL HOUSE, LOOKING NORTH Photograph No. 50-230. October 3, 1950
70. VIEW OF INTAKES AUXILIARY LOCK UPPER SILL Photograph No. 50-234. October 3, 1950
71. VIEW OF UPPER END OF LOCKS, LOOKING SOUTHWEST FROM NORTH PLUG Photograph No. 50-309. October 20, 1950
72. VIEW OF UPSTREAM SIDE OF THE MAIN LOCK MITER GATE IN A CLOSED POSITION, SHOWING THE FIT OF CONTACT BLOCKS Photograph No. 50-398. November 28, 1950
73. VIEW LOOKING UPSTREAM FROM SOUTH PLUG Photograph No. 51-181. March 6, 1951
74. LOCKS -- INDEX VOLUME I M-L 27 0/1. Lock and Dam No. 27
75. LOCKS -- INDEX VOLUME II M-L 27 0/1A. Lock and Dam No. 27
76. LOCKS -- GENERAL PLAN -- ELEVATIONS AND SECTIONS M-L 27 20/1A, Lock and Dam No. 27
77. LOCKS -- LOCK WALL SECTIONS M-L 27 20/19. Lock and Dam No. 27
78. LOCKS -- CULVERT TAINTER VALVE CHAMBERS -- EAST AND INTERMEDIATE WALLS -- MAIN LOCK M-L 27 20/33. Lock and Dam No. 27
79. LOCKS -- INTAKE AND UPPER SILL -- MAIN LOCK M-L 27 20/51, Lock and Dam No. 27
80. LOCKS -- MITER GATE -- MAIN LOCK - GENERAL DRAWING M-L 27 21/1. Lock and Dam No. 27
81. LOCKS -- LIFT GATE - BOTH LEAVES - GENERAL ASSEMBLY M-L 27 21/31. Lock and Dam No. 27
82. LOCKS -- MITER GATE MACHINERY -- GENERAL ARRANGEMENT M-L 27 22/1, Lock and Dam No. 27
83. LOCKS -- LIFT GATE MACHINERY -- GENERAL ARRANGEMENT M-L 27 22/51. Lock and Dam No. 27
84. LOCKS -- CULVERT TAINTER VALVE -- GENERAL ARRANGEMENT M-L 27 25/1. Lock and Dam No. 27
85. LOCKS -- TAINTER VALVE MACHINERY -- GENERAL ARRANGEMENT M-L 27 26/1, Lock and Dam No. 27
86. LOCKS -- LOCK BULKHEAD HANDLING EQUIPMENT -- GENERAL ARRANGEMENT -- STIFFLEG DERRICK, HOIST & PICKUP M-L 27 35/1, Lock and Dam No. 27
87. LOCKS -- BUILDINGS -- KEY PLAN M-L 27 70/0. Lock and Dam No. 27
88. LOCKS -- CONTROL HOUSE -- UPPER EAST WALL FLOOR PLAN M-L 27 70/1. Lock and Dam No. 27
89. LOCKS -- CONTROL HOUSE -- UPPER EAST WALL -- SECTIONS M-L 27 70/3, Lock and Dam No. 27
90. LOCKS -- CONTROL HOUSE -- UPPER EAST WALL -- SECTIONS M-L 27 70/4. Lock and Dam No. 27
91. LOCKS -- CONTROL HOUSE & CRANE MACHINERY HOUSE -- UPPER WEST WALL-- PLANS, ELEVATIONS, SECTIONS & VENT PLAN M-L 27 70/19. Lock and Dam No. 27
92. PLAN AND PROFILE M-L 27 15/1, Lock and Dam No. 27


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