For a wind farm near Lawton, OK, many of the foundations consist of rock sockets 19 feet in diameter, 20 feet deep. The rock was blasted to presplit the holes and facilitate excavation. The bedrock […]
After 60 years, the design flood for the Bluestone dam changed requiring a modest raise and a number of other improvements totaling some $130 million thus far and another estimated $200 million in improvements still […]
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.