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Olmsted Locks and Dam

Construction update

The Locks and Dam 52 and 53 Replacement Project, known as the Olmsted Locks and Dam, is under construction between Illinois and Kentucky about 17 miles upstream from the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. The locks are complete and work on the dam continues. Olmsted will replace locks and dams 53 and 52 and greatly reduce tow and barge delays through the busiest stretch of river in America's inland waterways.

Locks and Dams

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Markland Locks and Dam
2760 US 42 West
Warsaw, KY 41095
(859) 567-7661

McAlpine Locks and Dam
805 North 27th Street
Louisville, KY 40212
(502) 776-6866

Cannelton Locks and Dam
5281 E. State Road 66
Cannelton, IN 47520
(812) 547-2962

Newburgh Locks and Dam
6877 State Road 66
Newburgh, IN 47630
(812) 853-8470

John T. Myers Locks and Dam
16501 Raben Road
Mt. Vernon, IN 47620
(812) 838-5836

Smithland Locks and Dam
1401 Smithland Dam Road
Brookport, IL 62910
(618) 564-2315

Locks and Dam 52
1153 W. 3rd Street
Brookport, IL 62910
(618) 564-2842

Locks and Dam 53
916 E. Dam Road
Grand Chain, IL 62941
(618) 742-8286

Olmsted Locks and Dam
(under construction)
567 New Dam Road
Olmsted, IL 62970
(618) 742-6213

Green River 1
5048 Dam and Lock Road
Reed, KY 42451
(270) 826-7360

Green River 2
695 W. 1st Street
Calhoun, KY 42327
(270) 273-3152

Lock Information

River Lock  110’ x 1200’
Land Lock  110’ x 1200’
   

Dam Information

Type Wicket and fixed
weir with tainter gate
Length 2,574'
Upper pool 302'
Lower pool uncontrolled
Number of gates 5
Navigable pass gates 140
Height of gates 37'
Width of navigable pass 1,400'