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Louisville and Portland Canal Locks & Dam
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Water Transportation Era: 1830-1839 DateCreated: 1830 Louisville State: KY Zip: 40202 Country: USA Website: Creator: Louisville and Portland Canal Company

Chartered in 1825, the Louisville and Portland Canal Company was authorized to construct a canal around the rapids called the "Falls of the Ohio." Construction started on March 1, 1826. The canal and first generation of locks were completed in 1830. As originally constructed, the canal was 1.9 miles long, 64 feet wide, and terminated at its lower end with a three-flight lock system with a total lift of 26 feet. Each lock chamber was 198 feet long between miter posts, with available length for vessels of 183 feet, width of 52 feet, and a lift at low stages of 8.5 feet.

Image Credit: public domain Image Caption: The Louisville and Portland Canal was completed in 1830. Era_date_from: 1830
Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Water Transportation Era: 1910-1919 DateCreated: 1914 Louisville State: KY Zip: Country: USA Website:, Creator: James Rees & Sons
The Belle of Louisville, built in 1914, is the oldest operating “western rivers” steamboat. It has the shallow-draft flat-bottom hull braced by hog-chain trusses, multiple fire-tube boilers, paddlewheel propulsion, and superstructure configuration that were characteristic of hundreds of steamboats that plied America’s rivers during the 19th and 20th centuries
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Bailey Visual Life (CC BY 2.0) Image Caption: Belle of Louisville, still in operation Era_date_from: 1914
Louisville Water Works
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Water Supply & Control Era: 1830-1839 DateCreated: 1830 Louisville State: KY Zip: 40207 Country: USA Website: Creator: Ledoux, Claude-Nichols

In the 18th century, French architect Claude-Nichols Ledoux was known for forging architectural beauty with industrial efficiency. One hundred years later his vision was given new life through the design of the Louisville Water Company Pumping Station.

Image Credit: Public Domain (Author's Choice) Image Caption: Louisville Water Works Era_date_from: 1830
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