Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 5

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Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 5
Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 5.jpg
Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 5, September 2013
Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 5 is located in Pennsylvania
Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 5
Location 830 River Rd., Gilpin Township, Pennsylvania and South Buffalo Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°41′09″N 79°39′59″W / 40.68583°N 79.66639°W / 40.68583; -79.66639Coordinates: 40°41′09″N 79°39′59″W / 40.68583°N 79.66639°W / 40.68583; -79.66639
Area 33 acres (13 ha)
Built 1920-1927
Built by Corps of Engineer; Dravo Construction Company
Architectural style Moderne
Governing body Federal
MPS Allegheny River Navigation System MPS
NRHP Reference # 00000399[1]
Added to NRHP April 21, 2000

Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 5 is a historic lock and dam complex located at Gilpin Township and South Buffalo Township in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. It was built between 1920 and 1927 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, and consists of the lock, dam, esplanade, and Operations Building. The lock measures 56 feet by 360 feet, and has a lift of 11.6 feet. The dam measures approximately 22 feet high and 632 feet long. The Operations Building, or powerhouse, is a utilitarian two-story building in a vernacular Moderne style. The lock and dam were built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a part of an extensive system of locks and dams to improve navigation along the Allegheny River.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Douglas Dinsmore (October 1997). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 5" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-08-24.