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Hoover Dam

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One of the seven wonders of the Modern engineering wonders this dam stands as the world renowned structure. It took less than 5 years for its completion in the worst environmental conditions faced by Civil Engineers.The dam Dimensions are given below

Dam Dimensions

. Height – 726.4.feet
. Length at Crest – 1,244 feet
. Width at Top – 45 feet
. Width at Base – 660 feet
. Weight – 6.6 million tons Reservoir Statistics

. Capacity – 28,537,000 acre-feet
. Length – 110 miles
. Shoreline – 550 miles
. Max Depth – 500 feet
. Surface Area – 157,000 acres
Materials Used in Project

. Concrete – 4.440,000 cubic yards
. Explosives – 6,500,000 pounds
. Plate Steel and Outlet Pipes – 88,000,000 pounds
. Pipe and Fittings – 6,700,00 pounds (840 miles)
. Reinforcement Steel – 45,000,000 pounds Concrete Mix Proportions

. Cement – 1.00 part
. Sand – 2.45 parts
. Fine Gravel – 1.75 parts
. Intermediate Gravel – 1.46 parts
. Coarse Gravel – 1.66 parts
. Cobbles (3 to 9 inch) – 2.18 parts
. Water – 0.54 parts

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  • DEEPAK KABAADE June 3, 2011 at 8:05 am

    I am also intersted to make like this

  • shivanna February 17, 2012 at 12:27 am

    i like it……..

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