Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 2

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Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 2
USACE Lock and Dam 2 Allegheny.jpg
Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 2 is located in Pennsylvania
Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 2
Location 7451 Lockway W, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°29′24″N 79°54′51″W / 40.49000°N 79.91417°W / 40.49000; -79.91417Coordinates: 40°29′24″N 79°54′51″W / 40.49000°N 79.91417°W / 40.49000; -79.91417
Area 8.8 acres (3.6 ha)
Built 1932
Architect Vang Construction Company
Governing body U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
MPS Allegheny River Navigation System MPS
NRHP Reference # 00000396[1]
Added to NRHP April 21, 2000

The Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 2 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a lock from 1932. It crosses the Allegheny River at Aspinwall, Pennsylvania.[2] 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. The Highland Park Bridge crosses the river just above the dam. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[1] It is the most-used lock operated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Allegheny River Lock and Dam Two". Geographic Names Information System. 1990-08-30. Retrieved 2010-09-22. 
  3. ^ Santoni, Matthew (2010-09-14). "Corps shuts Highland Park lock for two weeks of repairs". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (Trib Total Media). Retrieved 2010-09-14.