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Lock and Dam 16

33109 102nd Avenue West, Illinois City IL 61259 | 309-537-3191
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Construction of Lock and Dam 16 was finished in 1937. The movable dam has 15 Tainter gates and four roller gates. The lock has a viewing platform that makes a great way to see the action of a towboat and barges locking through. It also provides a great place to view wildlife on the river, including Bald Eagles in winter and Double-crested Cormorants, Pelicans, and Great Blue Herons during summer. Tours are provided every Sunday at 2pm between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.


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