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Lock and Dam 17

173 Lock and Dam Road, New Boston IL 61272 | 309-587-8125
The Great River Road in Illinois

The movable portion of Lock and Dam 17 is 1,121 feet long and has 8 Tainter gates and 3 roller gates. It can lift traffic up to 8 feet, though an average lift is 4 feet. This lock and dam has no observation deck and visitors will not be able to get close enough to watch barges locking through.


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