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Celebrating Hoover Dam: The Majesty of Hoover Dam
Civil Engineering
  • J. David Rogers, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Abstract

The design and construction of Hoover Dam constituted a feat unlike any that had been previously accomplished; in its sheer size, scope, and level of technical difficulty, the structure surpassed expectations and set world records. And the history of its creation is replete with fascinating stories about the men, the machines-and the engineering-that made it possible.

Department(s)
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
  • Hoover Dams,
  • Dam Construction,
  • Design,
  • Flood Control,
  • Irrigation System,
  • Technological Development,
  • Colorado River [North America],
  • Hoover Dam,
  • United States
Geographic Coverage
Clark County, Nevada
Document Type
Article - Journal
Document Version
Citation
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2010 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), All rights reserved.
Publication Date
11-1-2010
Disciplines
Citation Information
J. David Rogers. "Celebrating Hoover Dam: The Majesty of Hoover Dam" Civil Engineering Vol. 80 M4D Iss. 11 (2010) p. 52 - 65 ISSN: 0885-7024
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/j-rogers/5/