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Belleville Lock and Dam
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Official name Belleville Lock and Dam
Location Ohio/West Virginia border
Coordinates 39°07′08″N 81°44′27″W / 39.11889°N 81.74083°W / 39.11889; -81.74083
Construction began 1962
Opening date 1968
Construction cost $62,231,500
Operator(s) United States Army Corps of Engineers logo.svg United States Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Gated
Impounds Ohio River
Length 1,206 feet
Normal elevation 582 feet above sealevel
Power station
Installed capacity 42 MW

Belleville Lock and Dam is the 8th Lock and dam on the Ohio River, located 204 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.

Locks and dams of the Ohio River
Willow Island Lock and Dam
Racine Lock and Dam
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