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NKY History Hour: Locks and Dams of the Ohio River Valley

Presented by Behringer-Crawford Museum at Online/Virtual Space

Feb 10 2021
NKY History Hour: Locks and Dams of the Ohio River Valley

Learn how the locks and dams constructed along the Ohio River beginning in the 1800s changed the face of river transportation in our region during the next NKY History Hour at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10.

For centuries, the Ohio River has been a main thoroughfare for travelers and industry, tracing the border of Northern Kentucky on its way from Pennsylvania to the Mississippi.

But the trip has not always been a smooth one. Sometimes the river would fall to a level so low people could walk across it from Covington to Cincinnati.  Other times it would be clogged with large trees or other debris, making it impassable for maritime traffic.

In 1878, Congress authorized the canalization of the Ohio,

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