Port Allen Lock - Port Allen, LA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member scrambler390
N 30° 25.900 W 091° 12.683
15R E 671769 N 3367977
Quick Description: Large heavily used lock structure, connecting the Mississippi River to the Intercoastal Waterway. Coordinates are taken from a small park like area where visitors are allowed to watch the vessels lock from the Waterway side.
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 2/27/2009 7:36:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM5Y0K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 4

Long Description:
Locks operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers. From Wikipedia here
The Port Allen Lock connects the Mississippi River to the Intracoastal Waterway, shortening the distance to the Gulf of Mexico by approximately 120 miles (190 km). The Lock, a free-floating structure is the largest of its kind, as it serves as a man-made break in the levee. The massive structure has 90-ton doors and 64 feet (20 m) sides. The lock was constructed in 1961 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to replace the historic Plaquemine Lock. The Intracoastal Waterway is an east-west inland waterway shortcut that connects Florida and Texas, eliminating 130 miles (210 km) of shipping distance.
Waterway Name: Intercoastal Waterway

Connected Points:
Mississippi River with the Intercoastal waterway


Type: Lock

Date Opened: 01/01/1961

Elevation Difference (meters): 15.00

Site Status: Operational

Date Closed (if applicable): Not listed

Web Site: Not listed

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