I & M Canal
Lock 5
Next to the modern Brandon Road Lock
7/7/09
Note boats in the pool behind the lock
View is from Channahon Road (US 6) just east of Brandon Road intersection
Lower gates missing, upper gates replaced by concrete wall.

This is not the original Lock 5 which was at the Jackson Street Dam in Joliet. The original lock was replaced by this lock when the Illinois Waterway was constructed in the 1930s.

I & M Canal
Lock 5
View from public visitors access at the modern Brandon Road Lock
Grassy area between locks is posted as off limits.
7/7/09


Contributed by Lyle Hamm

I & M Canal
New Lock 5
View looking west
Note the lack of gates. The houses in the background no longer exist.


Joe Balynas photo

I & M Canal
New Lock 5
Looking upstream


Joe Balynas photo

I & M Canal
New Lock 5
Looking upstream across lock
"Structures" in background are afloat

I & M Canal
New Lock 5
Looking upstream at wall in upper gate pockets
HAER view

Brandon Road site plan showing the dams and both locks