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Dam and Locks 10

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1936–1937. Just above Guttenberg, extending east across the Mississippi River

This is one of 26 dam-and-lock projects undertaken by the federal government during the depression years to increase the navigability of the river. The concrete forms of the locks and dam are treated in a mildly Streamline fashion characteristic of the 1930s. The low profile of the dam does not disrupt the sense of the north-south flow of the river.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Dam and Locks 10", [Guttenberg, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 104-104.

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