Lock Gate Bracket

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Lock Gate Bracket

Often called a "Goon Neck" or "Gooseneck strap" this bracket held the hinge side of the miter lock gate to the coping (top of the lock) on Lock 11 of the Illinois and Michigan Canal.

Also attached to the gate at this point was a long lever used by the lock tender to open and close the gates.

Many of these have been removed along the canal, but this one is still in place for now.

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