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The McAlpine Locks and Dam are a set of locks and a hydroelectric dam at the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville, Kentucky. They are located at mile point 606.8 and control a 72.9 miles long navigation pool.

Utrip Tips

* Open daylight hours.

* There is a small metal sign "McAlpine Locks and Dam" at 27th Street. Follow the road to the right and go through the levee and across the railroad tracks. Follow the signs to the visitor area. At the outdoor interpretive center, there are recorded audio messages - a self-guided tour - about the locks and dams, navigation and history of the area at kiosks along the cantilevered pavilion that extends out over the lock chamber.

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