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Emsworth Locks and Dam
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Official name Emsworth Locks and Dam
Coordinates 40°30′12″N 80°05′22″W / 40.5033°N 80.0895°W / 40.5033; -80.0895Coordinates: 40°30′12″N 80°05′22″W / 40.5033°N 80.0895°W / 40.5033; -80.0895
Construction began 1935
Opening date 1938
Operator(s) United States Army Corps of Engineers logo.svg United States Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Gated
Impounds Ohio River
Reservoir
Normal elevation 710 feet above sealevel

Emsworth Locks and Dam is a combination of locks and dam on the Ohio River located just down stream of Pittsburgh. The dam has two gated sections, one on each side of Neville Island. There are two locks, one for commercial barge traffic that is 600 feet long by 110 feet wide, and the recreational auxiliary lock that is 360 feet long by 56 feet wide. Emsworth averages about 470 commercial lock throughs every month and 350-400 lock throughs a month on the recreational auxiliary lock.

Locks and dams of the Ohio River
Upstream:
None on the Ohio River
Downstream:
Dashields Locks and Dam
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