Construction of the Shangguoyang Shiplock started in 1971 and was completed in 1974. It is still in use today.
In the 1960s, several control gates (one each in Bengbu, Mengcheng, Guoyang, and Bozhou) were built on the Guohe River to regulate the water volume of the Guohe River, which changed the past “heavy rains, heavy rains, small rains, and no rains” in northern Anhui. "Drought" situation effectively guarantees local agricultural production. This is one of the four control gates of Guohe-Guoyang Gate
Upstairs is the hoist room that controls the lifting of the gate, which is now driven by electricity. In the past, it was manpower. Whenever the gate was opened and closed, many people turned the winch together in front, which was very lively.
In order to take advantage of the navigation needs of the Guohe River, a ship lock was built beside the control gate.
How do I look like Mengcheng in the picture? I used to go fishing with my father.