Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 3

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Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 3
Allegheny Islands State Park, C.W. Bill Young Lock and Dam.jpg
Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 3 is located in Pennsylvania
Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 3
Location Approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Barrington, Harmar Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and Plum, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°32′18″N 79°48′13″W / 40.53833°N 79.80361°W / 40.53833; -79.80361Coordinates: 40°32′18″N 79°48′13″W / 40.53833°N 79.80361°W / 40.53833; -79.80361
Built 1932
Architect Vang Construction Company, Seeds & Derham
Governing body Army Corps of Engineers
MPS Allegheny River Navigation System MPS
NRHP Reference # 00000397[1]
Added to NRHP April 21, 2000

The Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 3 (also known as C.W. Bill Young Lock and Dam) in Harmar Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and Plum, Pennsylvania, is a lock that was built in 1932. 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 site has six contributing structures, the dam, the lock, an esplanade, the operations building, a gauging station, and a lockkeepers house.[2]

Two 2-story frame lockkeepers houses were constructed about 1907, with the older house at 301 Barking Road surviving.[3]

The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 21, 2000.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Dinsmore, Douglas (1997). "Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 3". National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Lockkeepers House, Allegheny Lock and Dam No. 3". Pennsylvania Historical Resource Survey. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. 1998. Retrieved January 12, 2014.