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Gallipolis Locks & Dam, Across Ohio River, Gallipolis, Mason County, WV



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HB1285180
View Southwest

HB1285181
View Northwest

HB1285182
October 1935 Areial Photograph, View North, Construction Of Locks And Dam, U

HB1285183
April 1937 Photograph, View Southeast, Construction Of Locks And Dam, U

HB1285184
November 1937 Photograph, View Northeast, Completed Locks And Dam, Us Army Engineer District Office, Huntington, Wv

HB1285185
Undated Aerial Photograph, View North, Locks And Dam, U


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Location
Across Ohio River, Gallipolis vicinity, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WV-58
Part of building/structure is in Gallipolis vicinity, Gallia County, OH.
Significance: The Ohio River navigation is one of the principal waterways of the United States. Improvements were made in the natural waterways by the construction of a whole series of locks and dams. During the 1920s, in response to increased river traffic, all of the locks and dams were to be upgraded or replaced by large modern 600 ft. locks. The Gallipolis locks and dam, completed in 1937, were not only unusual in the use of roller gates but this new location provided the lowest pool for a series of locks and dams on the Great Kanawha River. This engineering work was the first hydraulic structure at this location on the Ohio River. Except for replacement of original electric motors, the addition of partitions in the lock house and routine maintenance of the lock machinery and gates, the structure remains in original condition. This large engineering work is composed of two locks and a gated dam. The locks are located on the West Virginia bank of the river.

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW SOUTHWEST
2. VIEW NORTHWEST
3. OCTOBER 1935 AREIAL PHOTOGRAPH, VIEW NORTH, CONSTRUCTION OF LOCKS AND DAM, U. S. ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT OFFICE, HUNTINGTON, WV
4. APRIL 1937 PHOTOGRAPH, VIEW SOUTHEAST, CONSTRUCTION OF LOCKS AND DAM, U. S. ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT OFFICE, HUNTINGTON, WV
5. NOVEMBER 1937 PHOTOGRAPH, VIEW NORTHEAST, COMPLETED LOCKS AND DAM, US ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT OFFICE, HUNTINGTON, WV
6. UNDATED AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH, VIEW NORTH, LOCKS AND DAM, U. S. ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT OFFICE, HUNTINGTON, WV


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