The Eerie, Abandoned Ruins Of Lock 19 Are Perched On A Riverbank In West Virginia

Perched on the banks of the mighty Ohio River in West Virginia is a relic of days gone by – one of the last remaining ruins of the old lock-and-dam system that used to run from Pennsylvania to Illinois. Designed to keep the level of the Ohio River from seasonal fluctuation so that ships could sail these waters year-round, the lock-and-dam system was replaced by concrete dams. Now, this massive complex is one of the most impressive, eerie abandoned ruins in West Virginia.

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Have you explored West Virginia’s Lock 19, perched as it is on the banks of the Ohio River in silent, eerie sentinel? For more footage of abandoned ruins in West Virginia, try this article.

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