Willow Island Lock and Dam is the 7th Lock and dam on the Ohio River, located 162 miles downstream of Pittsburgh. There are two 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]

Willow Island Lock and Dam
Willow Island Lock and Dam.jpeg
Official nameWillow Island Lock and Dam
LocationOhio/West Virginia border
Coordinates39°21′33″N 81°19′09″W / 39.3593°N 81.3193°W / 39.3593; -81.3193Coordinates: 39°21′33″N 81°19′09″W / 39.3593°N 81.3193°W / 39.3593; -81.3193
Construction began1967
Opening date1976
Construction cost$76,520,800
Operator(s)United States Army Corps of Engineers logo.svg United States Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District
Dam and spillways
Type of damGated
ImpoundsOhio River
Length1,128 feet
Reservoir
Normal elevation602 feet above sealevel
Upstream:
Hannibal Locks and Dam
Downstream:
Belleville Lock and Dam


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  1. ^ "Huntington District – Willow Island Locks and Dam".

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