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Excavation of Block 40 Pit

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Title Excavation of Block 40 Pit
Description This is excavation of the block 40 pit as it appeared in December of 1935. After the material was all removed beneath the wooden trusses, the huge block of concrete was poured in the usual manner, and the shelf of dirt, left on this side of it to buttress the wooden truss form against the pressure from the river side, was removed. This block of the dam acted as an anchor for both wings of the crossriver cofferdam. During the winter it was bitterly cold in this cavern-like excavation pit,...
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; Dump trucks--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; Trestle construction--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Eastmix concrete plant--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam Cofferdams; Excavation; Cranes; Construction equipment; Diversion weirs; Concrete; Ice Dam
Type Photographs
Coverage United States--Washington (State)--Grant County--Grand Coulee Dam site, Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)
Identifier 709b1v1p87.jpg,703
Publisher Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries:
Source A History of the Columbia Basin Project (Vol. 1, Page 87)-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
Date 2008

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