Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 9

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Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 9
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Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 9 is located in Pennsylvania
Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 9
Location Terminus of PA 1004, 0.2 mi. N of T488, Madison Township, Pennsylvania and Washington Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°57′17″N 79°32′50″W / 40.95472°N 79.54722°W / 40.95472; -79.54722Coordinates: 40°57′17″N 79°32′50″W / 40.95472°N 79.54722°W / 40.95472; -79.54722
Area 59.5 acres (24.1 ha)
Built 1935-1938
Built by York Engineering & Construction
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals
Governing body Federal
MPS Allegheny River Navigation System MPS
NRHP Reference # 00000403[1]
Added to NRHP April 21, 2000

Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 9 is a historic lock and dam complex located at Madison Township and Washington Township in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. It was built between 1935 and 1938 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, and includes the lock, dam, steel miter gates, and Operations Building. The lock measures 56 feet by 360 feet, and has a lift of 22 feet. The dam measures approximately 60 feet high and 918 feet long. 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. 9" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-08-24.