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Upper Mississippi River Nine-Foot Channel Project, Lock & Dam Complex No. 22, Upper Mississippi River, Saverton, Ralls County, MO



B&W Photos

HB714579
General View Of Dam

HB714580
General View Of Dam, Downstream Side, Looking From Guidewall

HB714581
General View Of Lock, Downstream Side, Looking From Guidewall

HB714582
General View Of Esplanade, Looking From South

HB714583
Detail View Of Dam, Showing Riprap Island From Spillway

HB714584
Detail View Of Dam, Showing Spillway From Riprap Island

HB714585
Detail View Of Dam, Showing Tainter Gate, Type 2a Nonsubmersible

HB714586
Detail View Of Auxiliary Lock, Showing Machinery Well

HB714587
Detail View Of Auxiliary Lock, Showing Tainter Valve Well

HB714588
Detail View Of Main Lock, Showing Tainter Valve, Machinery

HB714589
Detail View Of Main Lock, Showing Tainter Valve, Machinery

HB714590
Detail View Of Main Lock, Showing Upper Guide Wall

HB714591
Detail View Of Main Lock, Showing Lower Guide Wall

HB714592
Detail View Of Main Lock, Showing Moving Cell

HB714593
Interior View Of New Garage Shop Building, Esplanade

HB714594
General High Altitude Aerial View Of Complex And General Setting

HB714595
Dam Index (april 1934)

HB714596
Lock Index (november 1933)

HB714597
Lock, General Plan (november 1933)

HB714598
Site Map (april 1936)

HB714599
Lock Esplanade (november 1933)


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Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
Upper Mississippi River, Saverton, MO

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MO-35
Building/structure dates: 1935 initial construction
Significance: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nine-Foot Channel Project (1927-1940) represents the culmination of a 100-year effort to improve the navigability of the Upper Mississippi River between the mouth of the Missouri River and Minneapolis, Minnesota. This specific project arose as a response to the farm crisis of the 1920s. Proponents of the New Deal adopted the project and gave speed to its construction as a means of providing public employment during the more general depression of the 1930s. By the 1940s, the completed project had converted over 650 miles of free-flowing river into a series of interconnected reservoirs which ensured enough water for fully loaded modern boats and barges to navigate the system. This constituted a significant alteration of the natural environment of the Upper Mississippi River. However, the project also brought economic benefits to the communities along and around the river corridor and lead to new recreational opportunities for the entire region. ...

Related Names
U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers
Abbott, Edwin E.
J. A. Healy Company
Joseph Meltzer,Incorporated


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF DAM. DOWNSTREAM SIDE, LOOKING FROM TOE OF DIKE
2. GENERAL VIEW OF DAM, DOWNSTREAM SIDE, LOOKING FROM GUIDEWALL
3. GENERAL VIEW OF LOCK, DOWNSTREAM SIDE, LOOKING FROM GUIDEWALL
4. GENERAL VIEW OF ESPLANADE, LOOKING FROM SOUTH
5. DETAIL VIEW OF DAM, SHOWING RIPRAP ISLAND FROM SPILLWAY
6. DETAIL VIEW OF DAM, SHOWING SPILLWAY FROM RIPRAP ISLAND
7. DETAIL VIEW OF DAM, SHOWING TAINTER GATE, TYPE 2A NONSUBMERSIBLE
8. DETAIL VIEW OF AUXILIARY LOCK, SHOWING MACHINERY WELL
9. DETAIL VIEW OF AUXILIARY LOCK, SHOWING TAINTER VALVE WELL
10. DETAIL VIEW OF MAIN LOCK, SHOWING TAINTER VALVE, MACHINERY
11. DETAIL VIEW OF MAIN LOCK, SHOWING TAINTER VALVE, MACHINERY
12. DETAIL VIEW OF MAIN LOCK, SHOWING UPPER GUIDE WALL
13. DETAIL VIEW OF MAIN LOCK, SHOWING LOWER GUIDE WALL
14. DETAIL VIEW OF MAIN LOCK, SHOWING MOVING CELL
15. INTERIOR VIEW OF NEW GARAGE SHOP BUILDING, ESPLANADE
16. GENERAL HIGH ALTITUDE AERIAL VIEW OF COMPLEX AND GENERAL SETTING
17. DAM INDEX (April 1934)
18. LOCK INDEX (November 1933)
19. LOCK, GENERAL PLAN (November 1933)
20. SITE MAP (April 1936)
21. LOCK ESPLANADE (November 1933)


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