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Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

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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Kanwarjot Singh

Kanwarjot Singh is the founder of Civil Engineering Portal, a leading civil engineering website which has been awarded as the best online publication by CIDC. He did his BE civil from Thapar University, Patiala and has been working on this website with his team of Civil Engineers.

2 comments on "Hoover Dam"

DEEPAK KABAADE says:

I am also intersted to make like this

shivanna says:

i like it……..

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