GULF INTRACOASTAL ALGIERS CANAL: Latitude = 29.914994, Longitude = -89.972224, Zoom=13
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The Algiers Lock and Canal is located at Lower Mississippi River mile 88 AHP, right bank, descending.
It connects the Mississippi river with the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. The lock is 75 ft. wide, 800 ft. long and 13 ft. deep.
The 9 mile channel that leads into the GIWW is 12 ft. deep. The lock was constructed by the USACE and opened to navigation in 1956.
It was built to relieve the overburdened Harvey Lock and Canal.