The Robert C. Byrd Lock and Dam, formerly the Gallipolis Lock and Dam, is the 10th lock and dam on the Ohio River, located 280 miles downstream from Pittsburgh. There are 4 locks: one for commercial barge traffic, 1,200 feet long by 110 feet wide; the auxiliary lock is 600 feet long by 110 feet wide; and there are 2 smaller parallel locks.[1]

Robert C. Byrd Lock and Dam
Robert C Byrd Lock and Dam.jpeg
Official nameRobert C. Byrd Lock and Dam
LocationOhio/West Virginia border
Coordinates38°40′54″N 82°11′24″W / 38.6816°N 82.1900°W / 38.6816; -82.1900Coordinates: 38°40′54″N 82°11′24″W / 38.6816°N 82.1900°W / 38.6816; -82.1900
Construction beganAugust 25, 1937
Opening dateOctober 1937
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 dam8 Roller gates
ImpoundsOhio River
Length1,132 feet
Reservoir
Normal elevation538 feet above sealevel
Upstream:
Racine Lock and Dam
Downstream:
Greenup Lock and Dam

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  1. ^ "Huntington District – Robert C. Byrd Locks and Dam".

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