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Pike Island Lock and Dam


Pike Island Locks and Dam

Looking north along the Ohio River. The locks are on the West Virginia side of the river.

Photo taken by Army Corps of Engineers

View this photo at lrp.usace.army.mil

BH Photo #150045

Street View 


Bridge over Ohio River
Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, and Belmont County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Built between 1959 and 1965 to replace Locks & Dams 10 and 11
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of Washington, D.C.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.15113, -80.70223   (decimal degrees)
40°09'04" N, 80°42'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/525361/4444573 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 43675 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 1, 2013: New Street View added by Dave King
  • November 28, 2009: Added by J.R. Manning


  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com


Pike Island Lock and Dam
Posted October 1, 2013, by Michael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is a coal tipple. Coal was carried by conveyor belt, across the road and then stored in the silo until it could be loaded into rail cars for transport to market.

Pike Island Lock and Dam
Posted January 5, 2013, by Jon Stead (jandlstead [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Railroad tracks run right next to the tower and coal hoppers were loaded here for years. Not sure when operations ceased.I used to live in Wheeling and went past here all the time in the 70's and early 80's.

Pike Island Lock and Dam
Posted December 8, 2009, by Mike (mike [dot] page [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Are there any coal operations in that region? It looks a bit like a coal slurry boom, but I'm not sure about that tank structure on the left.

Pike Island Lock and Dam
Posted November 29, 2009, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

I found this structure in West Virginia, along WV 2. It is upriver from the Pike Island Locks and Dam. I have no idea what it is, although it appears to be some sort of loader.

Since we've been discussing civil engineering projects the last several days, perhaps one of you civil engineers or river rats can tell me what this structure is.