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This night view of Westside operations during the winter of 1935-1936 shows little activity because of the intense cold. Sub-zero weather had caused sludge ice to lift up the surface river ice and freeze there until it was as deep as thirty feet at Keller and some fifteen feet thick in places at the dam site. In the foreground is a part of the block-40 excavation pit. As the pit deepened it was necessary to install brace trusses in such great numbers that little space remained within the...
Construction continued year around and often twenty-four hours a day, except during times of extreme weather.
Part of Western Waters Digital Library: http://harvester.lib.utah.edu/wwdl/; Photographer Unknown
Clifford R. Koester
Ice on rivers, lakes, etc.--Columbia River; Trestle construction--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Trestles--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Timber Cribs--Cofferdam--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam
United States--Washington (State)--Grant County--Grand Coulee Dam site, Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)
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A History of the Columbia Basin Project (Vol. 2, Page 192)-Cage 709: Clifford R. Koester Papers, 1927-1972: http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/finders/cg709.htm
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