Near Minnesota City in Winona County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Lock & Dam No. 5
The Corps of Engineers, United States Army
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 & Commerce • Waterways & 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 CityWe-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).
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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.)
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.