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Muskingum River Navigation System
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Water Transportation Era: 1830-1839 DateCreated: 1837 Muskingum River Zanesville State: OH Zip: 43701 Country: USA Website: 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.  

Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/gb_packards (CC BY-ND 2.0) Image Caption: Muskingum River Lock Era_date_from: 1837
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