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Barges of various sizes and purposes have had an important part in the construction of Grand Coulee Dam. The contractors built most of theirs of wood, and used them chiefly as platforms for derricks and cranes. Later, the Bureau constructed several with steel frames and sheathed with wood planking, using them in river channel excavation below the dam. They were 40' x 80' with a capacity of 350 tons. The 56-ton steel frame was made from CBI trestle salvage.
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Clifford R. Koester
Diversion weirs--Columbia River; Barges--Washington (State)--Columbia River
Gates; Equipment and Personnel Transportation
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. 3, Page 259-B)-Cage 709: Clifford R. Koester Papers, 1927-1972: http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/finders/cg709.htm
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