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Edmonds Lockstation
At Edmonds Lockstation, the lock is set at the end of a short excavated channel that bypasses the shallow rapids.
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92,7 km – 92,9 km

The lock at Edmonds Lockstation is situated at the east end of a 150-m excavated channel on the south side of the river. A spillway dam with a stone masonry weir spans the river at the western tip of the narrow island creating a slackwater section to Old Slys Lockstation. The excavated stone visible in the earthen dam on the upper excavated channel shows the technique used to build such dams.

Cultural Resources

One lock – A manually operated lock with a lift of 2,6 m, 1830. CRM1.

Stone arch dam – A dam, 122 m long and 4,08 m high, 1830. CRM1.

Weir – A stone one-bay stoplog weir, 1830. CRM1.

Earth embankment dam – A 100-m earth and stone dam that retains the water in the upper channel, 1830. CRM1.

Lockstation office – A storey-and-a-half frame building, 1905. CRM2.

Stone arch dam
The sweeping curve of the stone arch dam demonstrates the techniques of the engineers and builders. ‘Splash boards’, seen here, were affixed to the dam to create greater navigation depths. .
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he lock chamber and upper gate
The lock chamber and upper gate at Edmonds with the spillway dam and weir visible to the right. The frame building is typical of operational buildings of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
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Edmonds Lockstation to Old Slys Lockstation

Channell
After the slackwater section above Edmonds, the approach to Old Slys Lockstation is by way of a short excavated channell.
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92,8 km – 95,0 km

 

This is a 2,6-km slackwater section created by the construction of the stone arch dam at Edmonds Lockstation. There are wetlands along the shore.






 

 

he lock chamber and upper gate
When leaving Edmonds on the way to Old Slys through the upper excavated channel, the stone tailings from the original excavation can still be seen along the banks.
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