Elizabeth Locks and Dam
Jesse Krsul, a lock operator for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District, pulls a chain to blow a horn, signaling the miter gates are open for a towboat to exit the chamber at the Monongahela River Locks and Dam 3 in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, Nov. 29, 2023. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District has operated Elizabeth Locks and Dam since 1907. It is the second oldest navigation project in the Pittsburgh District and is planned for removal as early as 2024. Removing the dam will help equalize the pool on the Monongahela River between the Charleroi and Braddock locks and dams, forming a 30-mile stretch of navigable waterway. The expanded pool will benefit the navigation industry by cutting transportation time in half to pass through the region. The dam’s removal is part of the Lower Monongahela River Project, which constructed upgrades at Braddock and Charleroi in preparation for Elizabeth’s removal. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District photo by Michel Sauret)

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