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Final Closing of Cross-River Cofferdam

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Title Final Closing of Cross-River Cofferdam
Description Notice that sections of the cross-river cofferdams are left out to permit the river to flow in its usual channel while the anchor or key cribs are sunk in their proper positions. On Dec. 09, 1936 the last cribs were in position and within 30 hours the openings between the cribs were closed with stop logs, and by Dec. 12th. the entire river was flowing thru the diversion channel. Some idea of the immense size of the wooden structure built downstream from block 40 may be gained by comparison...
Relation Part of: Western Waters Digital Library:; Photographer Unknown
Creator Clifford R. Koester
Subject Cofferdams--Construction--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Cofferdams--Designs--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Cranes, derricks, etc.--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Excavation--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)--Excavation; Spoil banks--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Power shovels--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Piling (Civil engineering)--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Whirley crane--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Lattice boom cranes (Excavating machinery)--Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.) Gantry cranes--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam Cofferdams; Excavation; Cranes
Type Photographs
Coverage United States--Washington (State)--Grant County--Grand Coulee Dam site, Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)
Identifier 709b1v1p74.jpg,695
Date 12/9/1936 2008
Publisher Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries:
Source A History of the Columbia Basin Project (Vol. 1, Page 74)-Cage 709: Clifford R. Koester Papers, 1927-1972:
Rights To order a reproduction please see: , 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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