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Steubenville in Jefferson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ohio River Lock and Dam 10 Site

 
 
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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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment
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By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
2. Ohio River Lock and Dam 10 Site Marker
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Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1915.
 
Location. 40° 22.743′ N, 80° 36.952′ W. Marker is in Steubenville, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Located at the Steubenville Marina on the Ohio River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Steubenville OH 43952, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bell from Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Saint Peters Catholic Church (approx. one mile away); Tuskegee Airmen in WWII (approx. 1.2 miles away); United States Post Office and Court House (approx. 1.2 miles away); 166-168 North 4th Street (approx. 1.2 miles away); 156-158 North 4th Street (approx. 1.2 miles away); 144 North 4th Street (approx. 1.3 miles away); 142 North 4th Street (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Steubenville.
 
Ohio River Lock and Dam 10 Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
3. Ohio River Lock and Dam 10 Site Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,834 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 4, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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