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Upper Mississippi River 9-Foot Channel Project, Lock & Dam No. 3, Red Wing, Goodhue County, MN



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Item Title


Location
Lock & Dam No. 3, Red Wing vicinity, MN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MN-21
Building/structure dates: 1935 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 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 SOUTHEAST, DOWNSTREAM
2. OVERALL VIEW OF DAM, LOOKING SOUTHEAST, DOWNSTREAM
3. OVERALL VIEW OF DAM, LOOKING NORTH, UPSTREAM
4. DETAIL VIEW OF DAM, SHOWING ROLLER GATES, GATE PIERS, HEADHOUSES AND DAM BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTH, UPSTREAM
5. DETAIL VIEW OF DAM, WITH RIPRAP SHORE PROTECTION IN FOREGROUND, LOOKING EAST, DOWNSTREAM
6. VIEW OF SOUTH DAM ABUTMENT, WITH BULKHEAD STORAGE YARD AT LEFT, LOOKING NORTHEAST
7. VIEW OF DAM BRIDGE, WITH HEADHOUSES IN RIGHT FOREGROUND, LOOKING NORTHEAST
8. DETAIL VIEW OF DAM, SHOWING ROLLER GATES, HEADHOUSES AND DAM BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHEAST, UPSTREAM
9. DETAIL VIEW OF HEADHOUSE/PIER, SHOWING ROLLER GATE, LOOKING NORTHEAST
10. VIEW OF DAM ROLLER GATE IN LOWERED POSITION, WITH HEADHOUSE IN BACKGROUND AND BRIDGE IN LEFT FOREGROUND, LOOKING NORTHEAST
11. VIEW OF DAM ROLLER GATE IN RAISED POSITION, WITH HEADHOUSE IN BACKGROUND AND BRIDGE IN LEFT FOREGROUND, LOOKING NORTHEAST
12. VIEW OF DAM PIERS, BULKHEAD, DAM BRIDGE GIRDERS AND ROLLER GATE (IN RAISED POSITION), LOOKING EAST
13. VIEW OF DAM ROLLER GATE, HEADHOUSE AND DAM BRIDGE, LOOKING EAST
14. DETAIL VIEW SHOWING ROLLER GATES, ROLLER TRACKS AND HEADHOUSES, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
15. VIEW OF HEADHOUSE, WITH ROLLER GATE IN LOWERED POSITION, LOOKING NORTHEAST
16. VIEW OF HEADHOUSE, WITH ROLLER GATE IN RAISED POSITION, LOOKING NORTHEAST
17. DETAIL VIEW OF ROLLER GATE (IN RAISED POSITION), SHOWING GATE FLANGES, GATE HEATER (LEFT FOREGROUND), ROLLER TRACK, CHAIN AND BRIDGE GIRDER, LOOKING EAST
18. DETAIL VIEW OF ROLLER GATE, SHOWING GATE FLANGE AND ROLLER TRACK, LOOKING SOUTH
19. INTERIOR VIEW OF HEADHOUSE, SHOWING ROLLER GATE LIFTING MACHINERY, LOOKING NORTH
20. INTERIOR VIEW OF HEADHOUSE, SHOWING ROLLER GATE LIFTING MACHINERY AND FREESTANDING ROLLER GATE GAUGE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
21. VIEW OF MOVABLE CRANE ON DAM BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHEAST
22. VIEW OF ROLLER GATE BULKHEADS IN STORAGE YARD, LOOKING NORTHEAST, FROM DAM BRIDGE
23. VIEW OF ROLLER GATE BULKHEADS AND BULKHEAD CARS IN STORAGE YARD, LOOKING EAST
24. VIEW OF DAM ROLLER GATE BULKHEADS, BULKHEAD CARS AND TRACKS IN STORAGE YARD, WITH MOVABLE CRANE AND DAM BRIDGE IN BACKGROUND, LOOKING WEST
25. VIEW OF MAINTENANCE CREW LIFTING ROLLER GATE BULKHEAD FROM CAR, USING MOVABLE CRANE, LOOKING EAST
26. VIEW OF MAINTENANCE CREW PLACING ROLLER GATE BULKHEAD IN GATE PIER SLOTS, USING MOVABLE CRANE, LOOKING EAST
27. OVERALL VIEW OF EARTH DIKE FROM DAM BRIDGE, LOOKING WEST
28. OVERALL VIEW OF LOCKS, LOOKING NORTHWEST, UPSTREAM, FROM DOWNSTREAM GUIDEWALL
29. INTERIOR VIEW OF MAIN LOCK, LOOKING WEST, UPSTREAM
30. INTERIOR VIEW OF MAIN LOCK, LOOKING SOUTHEAST, DOWNSTREAM
31. INTERIOR VIEW OF AUXILIARY LOCK, LOOKING SOUTHEAST, DOWNSTREAM
32. VIEW OF BULKHEAD FOR MAIN LOCK GUIDEWALL, LOOKING NORTHEAST
33. VIEW OF MAIN LOCK INTERIOR TILE GAUGE, LOOKING NORTHEAST
34. VIEW OF MAIN LOCK UPSTREAM MITER GATE, LOOKING WEST
35. VIEW OF MAIN LOCK UPSTREAM MITER GATE, LOOKING SOUTH
36. VIEW OF MAIN LOCK UPSTREAM GATE STATION AND MITER GATE, LOOKING SOUTH
37. VIEW OF AUXILIARY LOCK MITER GATE, WITH DAM IN BACKGROUND, LOOKING NORTH
38. VIEW OF AUXILIARY LOCK MACHINERY WELL, LOOKING EAST
39. VIEW OF MAIN LOCK TAINTER VALVE MACHINERY, LOOKING NORTHEAST
40. VIEW OF MAIN LOCK TAINTER VALVE MACHINERY, LOOKING NORTHWEST
41. VIEW OF AUXILIARY LOCK TAINTER VALVE WELL, LOOKING NORTHWEST
42. VIEW OF MAIN LOCK WINCH, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
43. VIEW OF BOAT LAUNCH, LOOKING NORTHEAST
44. VIEW OF UPSTREAM STAGE RECORDER, LOOKING NORTHWEST
45. VIEW OF UPSTREAM GUIDEWALL, SHOWING LIGHT STANDARD AND LOCK, LOOKING SOUTHEAST, UPSTREAM
46. OVERALL VIEW OF ESPLANADE, LOOKING EAST
47. OVERALL VIEW OF ESPLANADE, LOOKING NORTH
48. VIEW OF CENTRAL CONTROL STATION, LOOKING NORTH
49. VIEW OF CENTRAL CONTROL STATION, LOOKING EAST
50. VIEW OF CENTRAL CONTROL STATION, WITH MAIN LOCK IN FOREGROUND, LOOKING SOUTH
51. VIEW OF CENTRAL CONTROL STATION, WITH MAIN LOCK AND YAZOO CITY IN FOREGROUND, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
52. INTERIOR VIEW OF CENTRAL CONTROL STATION, FIRST FLOOR, SHOWING GENERATOR ENGINE AND CENTRAL CONTROL PANEL, LOOKING EAST
53. INTERIOR VIEW OF CENTRAL CONTROL STATION, WITH A DETAIL VIEW OF THE CENTRAL CONTROL PANEL, LOOKING SOUTH
54. INTERIOR VIEW OF CENTRAL CONTROL STATION, WITH A DETAIL VIEW OF THE GENERATOR ENGINE, LOOKING NORTH
55. INTERIOR VIEW OF CENTRAL STATION STATION, BASEMENT, SOUTHEAST
56. VIEW OF LOCKKEEPER'S HOUSE I (REMOVED FROM ESPLANADE), LOOKING SOUTH
57. VIEW OF LOCKKEEPER'S HOUSE I (REMOVED FROM ESPLANADE), LOOKING NORTHWEST
58. VIEW OF LOCKKEEPER'S HOUSE I (REMOVED FROM ESPLANADE), LOOKING SOUTHWEST
59. VIEW OF LOCKKEEPER'S HOUSE I (REMOVED FROM ESPLANADE), LOOKING NORTHEAST
60. INTERIOR VIEW OF LOCKKEEPER'S HOUSE I (REMOVED FROM ESPLANADE), SHOWING FIRST FLOOR LIVING ROOM, LOOKING NORTHWEST
61. INTERIOR VIEW OF LOCKKEEPER'S HOUSE I (REMOVED FROM ESPLANADE), SHOWING FIRST FLOOR DINING ROOM, LOOKING NORTHWEST
62. INTERIOR VIEW OF LOCKKEEPER'S HOUSE I (REMOVED FROM ESPLANADE), SHOWING FIRST FLOOR KITCHEN, LOOKING NORTHWEST
63. INTERIOR VIEW OF LOCKKEEPER'S HOUSE I (REMOVED FROM ESPLANADE), SHOWING SECOND FLOOR MASTER BEDROOM, LOOKING NORTHEAST
64. VIEW OF LOCKKEEPER'S HOUSE II (REMOVED FROM ESPLANADE), LOOKING EAST
65. VIEW OF LOCKKEEPER'S HOUSE II (REMOVED FROM ESPLANADE), LOOKING WEST
66. VIEW OF LOCKKEEPER'S HOUSE II (REMOVED FROM ESPLANADE), LOOKING SOUTH
67. DETAIL VIEW OF FRONT ENTRANCE OF LOCKKEEPER'S HOUSE II (REMOVED FROM ESPLANADE), LOOKING NORTHEAST
68. VIEW OF ROUND PILES DELIVERED. Taken May 3, 1936.
69. VIEW OF PLANT LAYOUT AND MATERIAL YARD. Taken June 2, 1937.
70. GENERAL VIEW FROM OUTER ARM OF COFFERDAM. Taken July 12, 1937.
71. AERIAL VIEW OF LOCK AND DAM COMPLEX. Date and photographer unknown.
72. LOCK - INDEX (ML-3-0/1-FS), January 1942.
73. DAM - INDEX (ML-3-0/1-FS), October 1936.
74. LOCK - SITE MAP (ML-3-10/18-FS), September 1936.
75. LOCKKEEPERS' DWELLINGS - LOCATION PLAN (ML-3-10/40), August 1938.
76. LOCK - GENERAL PLAN (ML-3-20/1-FS), December 1934.
77. 27 FT. LOCK GATES, 3 FT. SIDEWALK HEIGHT - GENERAL DRAWING (ML-3-21/17-FS), December 1934.
78. 27 FT. LOCK GATES - DETAILS OF QUOIN GIRDERS (ML-3-21/19-FS), December 1934.
79. ESPLANADE - UTILITIES - GENERAL PLAN (ML-3-38/1), December 1934.
80. ESPLANADE - UTILITIES PUMP HOUSE - CONSTRUCTION DETAILS (ML-3-38/6), January 1939.
81. ESPLANADE - SITE MAP (ML-3-38/10-FS), May 1939.
82. ESPLANADE - GENERAL PLAN (ML-3-38/11-FS), May 1939.
83. ESPLANADE - LANDSCAPING (ML-3-38/17-FS), May 1939.
84. DAM - MOVABLE DAM - GENERAL PLAN (ML-3-40/1-FS), September 1936.
85. DAM - ROLLER GATE PIERS - SECTION AND ELEVATION (ML-3-40/2-FS), September 1936.
86. DAM - STEEL SHEET PILING LAYOUT (ML-3-40/4-FS), October 1936.
87. DAM - PILE SPACING - PIERS 4 & 5: SILL & APRON - GATES 3 & 4 (ML-3-40/9-FS), October 1936.
88. DAM - OPERATING HOUSE PLANS & ELEVATIONS (ML-3-41/1-FS), September 1936.
89. DAM - OPERATING HOUSES WALL SECTION & MISCELLANEOUS DETAILS (ML-3-41/2-FS), September 1936.
90. DIKES - DIKES AT VERMILLION AND CARTER SLOUGHS - PLANS & DETAILS (ML-3-52/26-FS), June 1936.
91. DAM - SERVICE BRIDGE STRUCTURAL STEEL ASSEMBLY (ML-3-53/1-FS), September 1936.
92. DAM - ROLLER GATE OPERATING MACHINERY LIFTING CHAIN (ML-3-54/7-FS), September 1936.
93. DAM - LOCOMOTIVE CRANE TYPE C - GENERAL DRAWING (ML-3, 7, 8 & 9-57/1-FS), no date.
94. DAM - SERVICE BRIDGE FLAT CAR ASSEMBLY (ML-3-58/10-FS), September, 1936.
95. LOCK - CENTRAL CONTROL STATION - ELEVATIONS & SECTIONS (ML-3-70/1-FS), December 1934.
96. LOCK - CENTRAL CONTROL STATION PLAN - BASEMENT, FIRST FLOOR & ROOF (ML-3-70/2-FS), December 1934.
97. LOCK - CENTRAL CONTROL STATION - ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS (ML-3-70/5-FS), December 1934.
98. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - CENTRAL CONTROL STATION - GENERAL ARRANGEMENT OF EQUIPMENT (ML-3-71/1-FS), April 1937.


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