Record Details

Excavation Pit East of Central Block 40

Washington State University Libraries

Field Value
Title Excavation Pit East of Central Block 40
Description Here in April of 1937 jackhammer crews are removing the first layer of bedrock in the excavation pit east of block 40. Note the vertical keyways on the side of block 40, which was typical of all blocks. The blocks were interlocked with these vertical keys along transverse joints, and with horizontal keys at longitudinal joints. The keyways were 16 inches deep, and on 3 foot centers. After the concrete had cooled and shrunk grout was forced into the seams between them, thus sealing the dam...
Relation Part of: Western Waters Digital Library: http://harvester.lib.utah.edu/wwdl/; Photographer Unknown
Creator Clifford R. Koester
Subject Power hammers--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Concrete dams--Foundations--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Construction workers--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Tunnels--Design and Construction--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam Construction employees; Construction equipment
Type Photographs
Coverage United States--Washington (State)--Grant County--Grand Coulee Dam site, Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)
Identifier 709b1v1p109.jpg http://kaga.wsulibs.wsu.edu/u?/koester,668
Date 4/1/1937 2008
Publisher Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries: http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/masc.htm
Source A History of the Columbia Basin Project (Vol. 1, Page 109)-Cage 709: Clifford R. Koester Papers, 1927-1972: http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/finders/cg709.htm
Rights To order a reproduction please see: http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/policies.htm , or contact Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections: (509) 335-6691. For permission to publish please contact Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections: (509) 335-6691.
Format Original photographic prints were scanned at 24 bit 3000 pixels by the long side for master TIFF files on an Plustek OpticBook 3600 Plus. Also, 24 bit 150 PPI JPEGs were created with the OpticBook 3600 Plus and added to the CONTENTdm database at the WSU Libraries
Language English

© Western Waters Digital Library - GWLA member projects - Hosted and designed by the J. Willard Marriott Library