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Illinois Waterway, La Grange Lock and Dam, 3/4 mile south of Country 795N at Illinois River, Versailles, Brown County, IL

Illinois Waterway, La Grange Lock and Dam, 3/4 mile south of Country 795N at Illinois River, Versailles, Brown County, IL

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Significance: La Grange Lock and Dam is significant as a component of the Illinois Waterway, which was developed to provide a navigable route from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River and beyond. La Grange Dam is significant as one of the few surviving examples of a dam with Chanoine wicket gates in this country.
Survey number: HAER IL-164-A

Building/structure dates: 1936-1939 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: after. 1970- before. 1979 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1984 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1990 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 04000170



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District
Griffin, A F
Le Gromwell, Paul
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District
Kansas City Bridge Company
Bass Engineering and Construction Company
Independent Bridge Company
Hunter Steel Company
Calumet Ship & Dry Dock Company
Lydecker, Garrett
Handbury, Thomas H
Dudley, Ira M
Deiss, Ron, project manager
Rock Island District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, sponsor
Lockett, Dana, project manager
Christianson, Justine, transmitter


Versailles39.88505, -90.65596
Google Map of 39.8850477, -90.6559611


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