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Forward Township in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Monongahela River Navigation System

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, June 30, 2012
1. Monongahela River Navigation System Marker
Inscription.  One of the nation's earliest and most successful river navigation systems, its series of locks and dams, begun in 1838, has provided year-round navigation between Pittsburgh and Fairmont, West Virginia. Millions of tons of coal shipped through the locks supplied Pennsylvania's important coke, iron and steel industries. Acquired by the federal government in 1897, the system has been expanded and modernized by the Army Corps of Engineers.
 
Erected 2012 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1838.
 
Location. 40° 15.754′ N, 79° 54.009′ W. Marker is in Forward Township, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Bunola River Road and Entrance to Lock & Dam #3, on the right when traveling west on Bunola River Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elizabeth PA 15037, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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By Mike Wintermantel, June 30, 2012
2. Monongahela River Navigation System Marker
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markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yohogania Courthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); Elizabeth (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort Cox or Coxes Station (approx. 3˝ miles away); James Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); Monongahela (approx. 4.3 miles away); Jackie Ormes (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Monongahela (approx. 4.3 miles away); Bell (approx. 4.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. US Army Corps of Engineers. (Submitted on June 30, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Historical Commission recognizes Elizabeth Lock & Dam. Article from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review June 18, 2012 (Submitted on June 30, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Monongahela River Lock & Dam #3 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 30, 2012
3. Monongahela River Lock & Dam #3
Entrance to Lock & Dam #3 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 30, 2012
4. Entrance to Lock & Dam #3
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 745 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 30, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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