Greenup Lock and Dam is the 11th Lock and dam on the Ohio River, located 341 miles downstream of Pittsburgh. There are 2 locks, one for commercial barge traffic that's 1,200 feet long by 110 feet wide, and the auxiliary lock is 600 feet long by 110 feet wide.[1]

Greenup Lock and Dam
Greenup Lock and Dam.jpeg
Official nameGreenup Lock and Dam
LocationKentucky/Ohio border
Coordinates38°38′49″N 82°51′31″W / 38.6470°N 82.8587°W / 38.6470; -82.8587Coordinates: 38°38′49″N 82°51′31″W / 38.6470°N 82.8587°W / 38.6470; -82.8587
Construction began1954
Opening date1962
Construction costLock Replacement $244,550,000
Dam Rehabilitation $46,700,000
Operator(s)United States Army Corps of Engineers logo.svg United States Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District
Dam and spillways
Type of dam9 Tainter gates
ImpoundsOhio River
Length1,287 feet
Normal elevation515 feet above sealevel
Power Station
Operator(s)City of Hamilton
Installed capacity70 MW
Robert C. Byrd Lock and Dam
Captain Anthony Meldahl Locks and Dam

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  1. ^ "Huntington District – Greenup Locks and Dam".

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