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Racine Lock and Dam
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Official name Racine Lock and Dam
Location Ohio/West Virginia border
Coordinates 38°54′59″N 81°54′36″W / 38.9164°N 81.9101°W / 38.9164; -81.9101Coordinates: 38°54′59″N 81°54′36″W / 38.9164°N 81.9101°W / 38.9164; -81.9101
Construction began 1964
Opening date 1971
Construction cost $64,882,900
Operator(s) United States Army Corps of Engineers logo.svg United States Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District
Dam and spillways
Type of dam 8 Tainter gates
Impounds Ohio River
Length 1,173 feet
Reservoir
Normal elevation 560 feet above sealevel
Power station
Operator(s) American Electric Power Company
Installed capacity 24 MW

Racine Lock and Dam is the ninth lock and dam on the Ohio River. It is located 238 miles downstream from Pittsburgh. There are two locks, one for commercial barge traffic 1,200 feet long by 110 feet wide, and the auxiliary lock, which is 600 feet long by 110 feet wide.

Locks and dams of the Ohio River
Upstream:
Belleville Lock and Dam
Downstream:
Robert C. Byrd Lock and Dam
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