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Failure of Concrete and Timber Bulkhead

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Title Failure of Concrete and Timber Bulkhead
Description In the background can be seen a concrete and timber bulkhead constructed across the upstream end of an east side crevice to prevent the material in the forebay from sliding into the pit. This device proved to be ineffectual in stopping the great mass of unstable earth. Using a method invented by F. H. Poetsch of Prussia for sinking deep shafts without timbering, a 3,000 cubic yard dam was frozen in this clay at a cost of approximately $30,000. At the time the freezing started the clay mass... The Ice Dam was the largest of its kind constructed thus far, though it was not an idea that originated with the construction engineers.
Relation Part of Western Waters Digital Library: http://harvester.lib.utah.edu/wwdl/; Photographer Unknown
Creator Clifford R. Koester
Subject Trestle construction--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Trestles--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Concrete--Formwork--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Foundations--Design and construction--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam Concrete; Excavation
Type Photograph
Coverage United States--Washington (State)--Grant County--Grand Coulee Dam site, Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)
Identifier 709b1v2p158.jpg http://kaga.wsulibs.wsu.edu/u?/koester,1015
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. 2, Page 158)-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
Date 2008

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