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Upper Mississippi River 9-Foot Channel Project, Lock & Dam No. 7, Dresbach, Winona County, MN



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Item Title


Location
Lock & Dam No. 7, Dresbach vicinity, MN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MN-24
Building/structure dates: 1933 initial construction
Significance: The Upper Mississippi River Lock and Dam Project represents one of the largest and most ambitious of such undertakings. With root in the Progressive Era, the project was adopted by New Deal proponents to serve the needs of public employment during the Great Depression. Its successful completion turned the upper reaches of one of the world's largest rivers, the Mississippi River, into a intra-continental canal and settled the question of a fully navigable interior river system through the Midwest. Completion of the system helped allay economic inequities in commercial rail and water freight rates brought about as a result of the opening of the Panama Canal. Although significantly altering the environment of the upper Mississippi, the project also served as an impetus for the upgrading of municipal drinking water and sewage disposal systems, as well as providing new recreational opportunities, thus, in the end, proving generally beneficial to public welfare.

Subjects
Locks (hydraulic Facilities)
Dams
New Deal


Related Names
U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers
Fraser, Clayton B., Photographer
O'Brien, William Patrick, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. OVERALL VIEW OF DAM AND LOCKS, LOOKING NORTH, UPSTREAM
2. OVERALL VIEW OF DAM, LOOKING SOUTHEAST, DOWNSTREAM
3. DETAIL VIEW OF DAM, SNOWING TAINTER GATES, GATE PIERS AND DAM BRIDGE, LOOKING WEST, UPSTREAM
4. DETAIL VIEW OF DAM, SHOWING TAINTER GATES, GATE PIERS AND DAM BRIDGE, LOOKING WEST, UPSTREAM
5. DETAIL VIEW OF DAM, SHOWING ROLLER AND TAINTER GATES, GATE PIERS AND HEADHOUSES, LOOKING NORTHEAST, UPSTREAM
6. DETAIL VIEW OF DAM, SHOWING ROLLER GATES, GATE PIERS, HEADHOUSES, AND DAM, BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHEAST, UPSTREAM
7. DETAIL VIEW OF HEADHOUSE/PIER, SHOWING ROLLER GATE IN LOWERED POSITION, LOOKING EAST
8. DETAIL VIEW OF HEADHOUSE/PIER, SHOWING ROLLER GATE IN RAISED POSITION, LOOKING EAST
9. DETAIL VIEW OF ROLLER GATE, SHOWING HEADHOUSE/PIER AND DAM BRIDGE GIRDERS, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
10. DETAIL VIEW OF ROLLER GATE IN RAISED POSITION, SHOWING HEADHOUSE AND PIER, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
11. DETAIL VIEW OF ROLLER GATE PIER, SHOWING ROLLER GATE, ROLLER TRACK AND GATE CHAIN, LOOKING WEST, DOWNSTREAM
12. DETAIL VIEW OF ROLLER GATE, SHOWING GATE FLANGE AND SHAFT, ROLLER TRACK AND GATE CHAIN, LOOKING WEST
13. INTERIOR VIEW OF HEADHOUSE, SHOWING ROLLER GATE LIFTING MACHINERY, LOOKING NORTHEAST
14. INTERIOR VIEW OF HEADHOUSE, SHOWING ROLLER GATE LIFTING MACHINERY, LOOKING SOUTH
15. INTERIOR VIEW OF HEADHOUSE, SHOWING ROLLER GATE GAUGE, LOOKING SOUTH
16. INTERIOR VIEW OF HEADHOUSE, SHOWING ROLLER GATE GAUGE AND WHEEL GEAR, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
17. DETAIL VIEW OF TAINTER GATE, SHOWING GATES, GATE ARMS, PIERS, AND DAM BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHWEST
18. DETAIL VIEW OF TAINTER GATE, SHOWING GATE, GATE ARM, PIER, AND DAM BRIDGE, LOOKING WEST
19. DETAIL VIEW OF TAINTER GATE, SHOWING GATE ARM AND TRUNNION PIN, LOOKING WEST
20. DETAIL VIEW OF TAINTER GATE, SHOWING TRUNNION PINE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
21. DETAIL VIEW OF TAINTER GATE, SHOWING GATE GAUGE, LOOKING WEST
22. DETAIL VIEW OF TAINTER GATE, SHOWING GATE PIER, SWITCH AND CHAIN, LOOKING WEST
23. VIEW OF MOVABLE CRANE ON DAM BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTH
24. VIEW OF FLATCAR ON DAM BRIDGE, LOOKING EAST
25. VIEW OF ROLLER GATE BULKHEADS AND BULKHEAD CARS IN STORAGE YARD, WITH DAM BRIDGE IN BACKGROUND, LOOKING NORTHWEST
26. VIEW OF BULKHEAD CARS AND TRACKS IN STORAGE YARD, WITH DAM BRIDGE IN BACKGROUND, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
27. OVERALL VIEW OF ONALASKA DAM, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
28. VIEW OF DRESBACH SLOUGH ON DAM BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTH
29. OVERALL VIEW OF LOCKS FROM DAM BRIDGE, WITH FREDERICK B. WELLS LOCKING, LOOKING WEST, UPSTREAM
30. INTERIOR VIEW OF MAIN LOCK, WITH BOAT LAUNCH AT RIGHT AND CENTRAL CONTROL STATION AT LEFT, LOOKING NORTH, UPSTREAM
31. INTERIOR VIEW OF AUXILIARY LOCK, LOOKING NORTH, UPSTREAM
32. VIEW OF UPSTREAM GUIDEWALL OF MAIN LOCK, LOOKING NORTH
33. VIEW OF DOWNSTREAM GUIDEWALL OF MAIN LOCK, LOOKING SOUTH
34. INTERIOR VIEW OF GUIDEWALL OF MAIN LOOK, SHOWING TILE GAUGE, LOOKING EAST
35. VIEW OF MAIN LOCK UPSTREAM MITER GATE, LOOKING WEST
36. VIEW OF AUXILIARY LOCK MITER GATE, WITH MAIN LOCK UPSTREAM MITER GATE AND UPSTREAM GUIDEWALL IN BACKGROUND, LOOKING NORTHWEST
37. VIEW OF AUXILIARY LOCK MITER GATE MACHINERY WELL, LOOKING SOUTH
38. VIEW OF MAIN LOCK TAINTER VALVE MACHINERY, LOOKING NORTH
39. VIEW OF MAIN LOCK WINCH, WITH REPLACEMENT WINCH AND MITER GATE STATION IN BACKGROUND, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
40. VIEW OF BOAT LAUNCH, LOOKING NORTH
41. VIEW OF STAGE RECORDER AT END OF DOWNSTREAM GUIDEWALL, LOOKING SOUTH
42. VIEW OF STAGE RECORDER AT END OF DOWNSTREAM GUIDEWALL, LOOKING NORTHWEST
43. VIEW OF DOWNSTREAM GUIDEWALL, SHOWING LIGHT STANDARD AND DOWNSTREAM ENTRANCE OF MAIN LOCK, LOOKING NORTH
44. OVERALL VIEW OF ESPLANADE, LOOKING SOUTH
45. OVERALL VIEW OF ESPLANADE, LOOKING NORTH
46. VIEW OF CENTRAL CONTROL STATION, LOOKING NORTHEAST
47. VIEW OF CENTRAL CONTROL STATION, WITH MAIN LOCK IN FOREGROUND, LOOKING NORTHWEST
48. VIEW OF CENTRAL CONTROL STATION, WITH MAIN LOCK IN FOREGROUND, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
49. VIEW OF CENTRAL CONTROL STATION, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
50. VIEW OF MEMORIAL PLAQUE ON WEST WALL OF CENTRAL CONTROL STATION, LOOKING EAST
51. INTERIOR VIEW OF CENTRAL CONTROL STATION ON FIRST FLOOR, SHOWING CENTRAL CONTROL PANEL, LOOKING SOUTH
52. INTERIOR VIEW OF CENTRAL CONTROL STATION, SHOWING CENTRAL CONTROL PANEL DETAILs LOOKING NEST
53. INTERIOR VIEW OF CENTRAL CONTROL STATION, SHOWING CENTRAL CONTROL PANEL DETAIL, LOOKING WEST
54. INTERIOR VIEW OF CENTRAL CONTROL STATION IN BASEMENT, LOOKING SOUTH
55. VIEW OF LOCKKEEPERS' GARAGE IN ESPLANADE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
56. VIEW OF TOP TRESTLE, LOOKING WEST. February 10, 1936
57. VIEW OF SET FORMS CURTAIN WALL. March 16, 1936
58. VIEW OF TOP TRESTLE, LOOKING NORTHEAST. April 16, 1936
59. VIEW OF TOP TRESTLE, LOOKING NORTH. June 27, 1936
60. AERIAL VIEW. Date unknown
61. LOCK - INDEX (ML-7-0/1-PS), October 1939
62. DAM - INDEX (ML-7-0/2-FS), March 1938
63. DAM - SITE MAP (ML-7-10/5-FS), April 1938
64. ONALASKA DAM - SITE MAP (ML-7-10/21-FS), October 1935
65. LOCK - GENERAL PLAN (ML-7-20/1-FS)
66. INITIAL FILL - ESPLANADE & ACCESS ROAD - GENERAL PLAN (ML-7-38/1-FS), August 1937
67. ESPLANADE UTILITIES - GENERAL PLAN (ML-7-38/10-FS), December 1938
68. ESPLANADE - SITE MAP (ML-7-38/17-FS), May 1939
69. DAM - MOVABLE DAM - GENERAL PLAN (ML-7-40/1-FS), April 1935
70. DAM - STEEL PILING LAYOUT (ML-7-40/4-FS), April 1935
71. DAM - PIER 4 TO PIER 9 INCLUSIVE (ML-7-40/6-FS), April 1935
72. DAM - FIXED CONCRETE SPILLWAY - PILE SPACING (ML-7-40/65-FS), April 1935
73. ONALASKA DAM - GENERAL PLAN (ML-7-40/81-FS), October 1935
74. EXPERIMENTAL - EMERGENCY BULKHEAD - ROLLER GATES PLAN & ELEVATION (ML-7-58/1B-FS), November 1943
75. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - CENTRAL CONTROL STATION - GENERAL ARRANGEMENT OF EQUIPMENT (ML-7-71/1-FS), July 1935
76. DRESBACH - LAND & FLOWAGE RIGHTS (24X), October 1934


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