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Dashields Locks and Dam
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Official name Dashields Locks and Dam
Coordinates 40°33′02″N 80°12′15″W / 40.5506°N 80.2041°W / 40.5506; -80.2041
Construction began 1927
Opening date 1929
Operator(s) United States Army Corps of Engineers logo.svg United States Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District
Dam and spillways
Type of dam fixed crest dam
Impounds Ohio River
Length 1,585 feet
Normal elevation 692 feet above sealevel

Dashields Lock and Dam is a fixed-crest dam on the Ohio River. It is located less than 15 miles down stream of Pittsburgh. There are two locks, one for commercial barge traffic that's 600 feet long by 110 feet wide, and the recreational auxiliary lock is 360 feet long by 56 feet wide. Dashields locks averages about 450 commercial lock throughs every month and 200-300 lock throughs a month on the recreational auxiliary lock.

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