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East Abutment Demolition

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Title East Abutment Demolition
Description In April of 1938 drilling and blasting of rock on the upper part of the east abutment was started. From these abutment areas workmen drilled, blasted, and barred down thousands of tons of weathered and loose rock. Excavation of the rock for the foundation of the dam, powerhouses, and pumping plant to be completed under the CBI contract was bid at $3.75 per cubic yard. When completed, the top of the dam extended to about the level of the top of the pine tree in the left foreground. The... Work in January, 1936 concentrated on the East Abutment where engineers removed five times as much rock as they had on the west bank. Workers removed 75 feet of rock to level the surface for construction of the right power house, whereas on the West bank they had to build a foundation for the power house.
Relation Part of Western Waters Digital Library: http://harvester.lib.utah.edu/wwdl/; Photographer Unknown
Creator Clifford R. Koester
Subject Rock-drills--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Blasting--Excavation--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam Surveys; Excavation
Type Photograph
Coverage United States--Washington (State)--Grant County--Grand Coulee Dam site, Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)
Identifier 709b1v2p163.jpg http://kaga.wsulibs.wsu.edu/u?/koester,1017
Date 4/1/1938 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. 2, Page 163)-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

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