Oliver Lock and Dam Construction, 1940

Oliver Dam.jpg

Title

Oliver Lock and Dam Construction, 1940

Subject

Locks (Hydraulic engineering)
Black Warrior River (Ala.)

Description

Photograph Construction of the Oliver Lock and Dam on the Black Warrior River.

The William Bacon Oliver Lock and Dam is located in Tuscaloosa on the Black Warrior River. Completed in 1940, it was named after U. S. Representative William Oliver. The dam forms Lake Oliver, and was the first modern dam to be built on the Black Warrior. It replaced and covered the first three locks built on the river, which were completed in 1895.

Date

Circa 1940

Contributor

Elizabeth Bradt (Description)

Type

Photograph

Identifier

2520

Coverage

Black Warrior River (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

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