Bankhead Lock and Dam (Lock 17) – Black Warrior River AL

City:
Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, AL

Site Type:
Infrastructure and Utilities, Electricity, Dams

New Deal Agencies:
Public Works Administration (PWA), Public Works Funding

Quality of Information:
Very Good

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

The Public Works Administration funded the construction of the Bankhead Lock and Dam (Lock 17) on the Black Warrior River in the vicinity of Birmingham. “Dam no. 17 on the Warrior River has improved the navigability of the river. This dam is being constructed by PWA.”

Source notes

National Archives Record Group 69-N

Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress: (https://www.loc.gov/resource/hhh.al1224.photos/?sp=4), accessed November 10, 2017.

Site originally submitted by Brent McKee on November 10, 2017.

Location Info


Bankhead Dam Al Power, Lock 17 Rd
Northport, AL

Coordinates: 33.458352, -87.356350

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One comment on “Bankhead Lock and Dam (Lock 17) – Black Warrior River AL

  1. Rodney Gresham

    Thanks, any info will help

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  1. Rodney Gresham

    Thanks, any info will help

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