Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 8

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Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 8
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Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 8 is located in Pennsylvania
Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 8
Location Along PA 1033, 1.5 mi. S of Templeton, Boggs Township, Pennsylvania and Washington Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°53′48″N 79°28′48″W / 40.89667°N 79.48000°W / 40.89667; -79.48000Coordinates: 40°53′48″N 79°28′48″W / 40.89667°N 79.48000°W / 40.89667; -79.48000
Area 35.8 acres (14.5 ha)
Built 1929-1931, 1937
Built by U.G.I. Contracting Co.
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals
Governing body Federal
MPS Allegheny River Navigation System MPS
NRHP Reference # 00000402[1]
Added to NRHP April 21, 2000

Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 8 is a historic lock and dam complex located at Boggs Township and Washington Township in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. It was built between 1929 and 1931 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 17.8 feet. The dam measures approximately 50 feet high and 916 feet long; a three foot addition was built on top of the dam in 1937. The Operations Building, or powerhouse, is a utilitarian two-story building in a vernacular early-20th century revival 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. 8" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-08-24.