Lock 10 Illinois Michigan Canal

This lock was one of the original designed by the William Gooding, the chief engineer of the I and M canal.  It was constructed in 1845-1848.    Its length was 110 feet.  Its width was 18 feet.  Its walls were originally sandstone.  It had timber gates.  Its lift was 8.3 feet.  It a few hundred feet west of Lock 9.

In 1865, its walls were partially rebuilt in timber.  In 1877-78, its wall were reconstructed with ashlar limestone. The lock was in operation until the 1930’s.

The CCC rebuilt the walls with concrete a few years later.  There are no longer wooden gates.  There is currently no water in the lock.


Lock 10


Lock 10. I and M Canal

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