Dashields Lock and Dam is a fixed-crest dam on the Ohio River.[1][2] It is located less than 15 miles down stream of Pittsburgh. There are two locks, one for commercial barge traffic that's 600 feet long by 110 feet wide, and the recreational auxiliary lock is 360 feet long by 56 feet wide.[3] Dashields locks averages about 450 commercial lock throughs every month and 200-300 lock throughs a month on the recreational auxiliary lock.

Dashields Locks and Dam
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Official nameDashields Locks and Dam
Coordinates40°33′02″N 80°12′15″W / 40.5506°N 80.2041°W / 40.5506; -80.2041Coordinates: 40°33′02″N 80°12′15″W / 40.5506°N 80.2041°W / 40.5506; -80.2041
Construction began1927
Opening date1929
Operator(s)United States Army Corps of Engineers logo.svg United States Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District
Dam and spillways
Type of damfixed crest dam
ImpoundsOhio River
Length1,585 feet
Normal elevation692 feet above sealevel
Emsworth Locks and Dam
Montgomery Locks and Dam

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  1. ^ Bob Bauder (2017-05-20). "Family of kayaker swept over Dashields Dam sues U.S. Army Corps of Engineers". TribLIVE. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  2. ^ "Pittsburgh District > Missions > Navigation > Locks and Dams > Dashields Locks & Dam". www.lrp.usace.army.mil. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  3. ^ "Port of Pittsburgh Commission, PA : Dashields Locks and Dam".

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