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Steubenville in Jefferson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Ohio River Lock and Dam 10 Site
 
Ohio River Lock and Dam 10 Site Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
1. Ohio River Lock and Dam 10 Site Marker
 
Inscription. Lock and Dam 10, completed in 1915, was part of a slack-water navigation system built for the Ohio River. The site included a brick powerhouse and two lockkeeper houses. The lock and dam was replaced when Pike Island Dam was completed in 1965. The buildings were demolished in 1975. Remnants include two sets of steps, a 600-foot ramp, the lock esplanade and wall, and a recess at the east end where the lock gate once retracted. The first part of this system was the Davis Island Dam near Pittsburgh, completed in 1885. By 1929, a nine-foot pool had been completed along the entire length of the Ohio, culminating with Lock and Dam 53 at Grand Chain, Illinois. Built by the Pittsburgh District of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, this system resulted in a more navigable Ohio River with increased depth and diminished current.
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission - Tall Stacks, Inc. - Steubenville Marina Committee - The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 6-41.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 22.743′ N, 80° 36.952′ W. Marker is in Steubenville, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Click for map. Located at the Steubenville Marina on the Ohio River. Marker is in this post office area: Steubenville OH 43952, United States of America.
 
Ohio River Lock and Dam 10 Site Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
2. Ohio River Lock and Dam 10 Site Marker
 

 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Steubenville's Dean Martin (approx. 0.7 miles away); U.S.S. Maine (approx. 1.3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln's Visit to Steubenville (approx. 1.3 miles away); Edwin McMasters Stanton (approx. 1.3 miles away); Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fort Steuben (approx. 1.4 miles away); Federal Land Office (approx. 1.4 miles away); North-West Corner of Fort Steuben (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Steubenville.
 
Ohio River Lock and Dam 10 Site Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
3. Ohio River Lock and Dam 10 Site Marker
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 480 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 4, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
 
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