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Near Minnesota City in Winona County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Lock & Dam No. 5

 
 
Lock & Dam No. 5 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 10, 2013
1. Lock & Dam No. 5 Marker
Inscription.  
Designed by and constructed under the direction of
The Corps of Engineers, United States Army
1933-1935
Contractor for lock — Edward E. Gillen Co.
Contractor for dam — Merritt-Chapman & Whitney Corp.
Contractor for electrical work — Harmon Electric Co.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 44° 9.588′ N, 91° 48.721′ W. Marker is near Minnesota City, Minnesota, in Winona County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 61 0.3 miles north of Bass Camp Lane, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted in kiosk on north side of visitor parking lot at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Lock and Dam No. 5 site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12554 US Highway 61, Minnesota City MN 55959, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Geology of Minnesota (here, next to this marker); Fountain City (approx. 5.1 miles away in Wisconsin); a different marker also named Fountain City
Lock & Dam No. 5 Marker Kiosk image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 10, 2013
2. Lock & Dam No. 5 Marker Kiosk
(lower of two markers in this kiosk)
(approx. 5.6 miles away in Wisconsin); We-No-Nah (approx. 11.2 miles away); Winona County Courthouse (approx. 11.3 miles away); Potters' Field (approx. 11˝ miles away); Winona County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (approx. 11˝ miles away); Stephen Taylor (approx. 11˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Lock & Dam 5. Dam consists of concrete structure 1,619 feet long with six roller gates and 28 tainter gates. Earth embankment 18,000 feet long. (Submitted on February 9, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Lock and Dam No. 5 (Wikipedia). The site underwent major rehabilitation from 1987 through 1998. The lock and dam are owned and operated by the St. Paul District of the United States Army Corps of Engineers-Mississippi Valley Division. (Submitted on February 9, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Lock & Dam No. 5 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 10, 2013
3. Lock & Dam No. 5 Marker
(marker mounted in kiosk on north side of visitor parking lot)
Lock & Dam No. 5 — Minnesota City, Minnesota image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 10, 2013
4. Lock & Dam No. 5 — Minnesota City, Minnesota
(interpretive panel mounted near marker)
Constructed and operated by the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; St. Paul District

One of 29 Navigation Locks Between Minneapolis, MN
and St. Louis MO
Miles Above St. Louis: 738.1 • Maximum Lift: 9 Feet
Lock Chamber 110 X 600 Feet • Dam Length: 1,619 Feet
Original Construction Completed: 1934
Major Rehabilitation Completion: 2001
Miles Above Lock & Dam No. 5A: 9.6
Miles Below Lock & Dam No. 4: 14.7
Lock & Dam No. 5 has the longest dam on the Upper Mississippi River with 6 Roller Gates and 28 Tainter Gates.
Mississippi Lock & Dam No. 5 • Tainter Gates image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 10, 2013
5. Mississippi Lock & Dam No. 5 • Tainter Gates
Mississippi Lock & Dam No. 5 image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 10, 2013
6. Mississippi Lock & Dam No. 5
(looking northeast from observation deck near marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 9, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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