Caption: Ice jams the river and the lock at the old Alton Lock and Dam No. 26 on Feb. 11, 1940. The city of Alton is across the river in this aerial photo taken from the Missouri side. Completion of the dam in 1937 permanently slowed the flow of ice from the upper Mississippi and Illinois rivers, although Missouri River ice continues to flow unabated past St. Louis. The Melvin Price Lock and Dam, dedicated downstream from the old dam in 1994, dutifully continues to hold back ice. (E. J. Burkhardt/Post-Dispatch)
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