On September 30, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Hoover Dam, telling the 10,000 people gathered at the ceremony that it was a “great feat of mankind” destined to reshape “the geography of a whole region.” The American Society of Civil Engineers calls it one of the “Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders.” In honor of this significant milestone for this fantastic structure, I’ve collected some facts and figures, news articles, information on the bypass bridge, and some concerning news about the future of the dam’s ability to supply power. Click through for more.
A crane using a pile driver to install new foundations for the Barnette Street Bridge project. A DOT (City of Fairbanks?) spokesman speculated that the crane overextended itself while installing piles about 40-ft away. The […]
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. â€“ Crews constructing the Interstate 35W St. Anthony Falls Bridge are nearing completion of the bridgeâ€™s primary foundation work. [Editor] Dated January 4, 2008. (Photo by Koldark) [/Editor]