Accession Number : ADA184137

Title :   Evaluation of the National Register Eligibility of the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Lock in Orleans Parish, Louisiana.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : GOODWIN (R CHRISTOPHER) AND ASSOCIATES INC NEW ORLEANS LA

Personal Author(s) : Dobney,Frederick ; Moore,David ; Treffinger,Jeffrey ; Goodwin,R C ; Catin,Mark

PDF Url : ADA184137

Report Date : 15 Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 265

Abstract : This report identifies the historic themes associated with the construction and continued economic influence of the IHNC lock. The natural setting of the project area--Local geomorphology, Mississippi River Delta soil conditions, and the area between Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River. The historic setting of the area which is now the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC)--land use patterns, prior local navigation projects, etc.;an historical verview of inland navigation in the United States; A detailed account of the events surrounding the design and construction of the Industrial Canal (IHNC) and lock. The development of technologies associated with the design and construction of navigational locks; Nationally significant lock complexes built during the same period as the IHNC--a comparative base for critical analysis of the IHNC lock; The effects of the construction of the IHNC on the Port of New Orleans; and an assessment of --dewaterings and routine maintenance activities, etc..

Descriptors :   *LOCKS(WATERWAYS), *CANALS, *CONSTRUCTION, NAVIGATION, HARBORS, SOILS, SETTING(ADJUSTING), LAND USE, PATTERNS, LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI RIVER, MAINTENANCE, HISTORY, DELTAS, NATURAL HISTORY, PORTS(FACILITIES), EXCAVATION, INLAND WATERWAYS, LAKES, SHIPPING, UNITED STATES

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE