Welcome to Olmsted Locks and Dam

Artist Rendering Olmsted Locks and Dam
Wicket Dam

The Wicket are high-lighted in yellow and during high water
they will lay flat (below) to offer deaper water for the
towboats (with assistance) to pass over.


They Pushed the Button

And the Ribbon was Cut
 
 
 


This lock is made to be covered with water on the lock walls hence the bridge to the Dam.
 If you have structure sticking out of the water, it creates a dam and that makes traversing the pass very difficult.
Hence a lock wall that goes under quickly so that towboat traffic can use the Navigable Pass (open space in photo (right)).
The purpase of the lock is provide deep water to Smithland Lock and Dam, Kentucky Lock and Barkley Lock.


140 Wickets  (30 foot long and 10 foot wide) and
when they go down they provide an
Adaquate 1400' Navigable Pass Depth.


Olmsted Pool (Approximate Values)


 Olmsted Wicket Up
(Approximate Values)


Olmsted Wicket Down
 

Photos
Wicket Home Page
Lock and Dam 2007 Christmas Reunion at Newburgh Locks and Dam
Lock and Dam 2008 Christmas Reunion at Newburgh Locks and Dam
Lock and Dam 2009 Christmas Reunion at Newburgh Locks and Dam
Lock and Dam 2010 Christmas Reunion at Newburgh Locks and Dam
Lock and Dam 2011 Christmas Reunion at Newburgh Locks and Dam
Lock and Dam 2016  Reunion at Newburgh Locks and Dam
Tom's Lock and Dam Stories
Tom's Lock and Dam Ice Photos
Lock and Dam 50 Highwater Photo
Lock and Dam 50 Photos and Stories
The Mississippi Queen at Lock 50
The Mississippi Queen Up Over the Pass at Dam 50
Lock and Dam 52 Photos and Stories
Weston Photos and Stories by Bonnie Gass
Blowing up Lock and Dam 50
Lock and Dam 50 Today
A Time to Dredge
Ohio River 3 Day Forecast
Lock 50 Today Video



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on this website please send
a  jpeg photo and caption to:
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