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Curtis, Samuel

Muskingum River Navigation System
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Water TransportationEra: 1830-1839DateCreated: 1837Muskingum RiverZanesvilleState: OHZip: 43701Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/Project/Muskingum-River-Navigation-System/Creator: Curtis, Samuel

Most of the locks were 184 feet long and 36 feet wide, able to handle boats up to 160 feet long. The sandstone locks (along with wood miter gates, rock-filled timber-crib dams and bypass canals with guard gates) created a slackwater navigation system stretching over 90 miles.  

YearAdded:
2000
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/gb_packards (CC BY-ND 2.0)Image Caption: Muskingum River LockEra_date_from: 1837
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