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Contra Dam

Contra Dam

General Information

Structural Type: Arch dam
Other name(s): Verzasca Dam
Completed in: 1965
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Locarno, Tessin, Switzerland, Europe
  • Verzasca
Coordinates: 46° 11' 48.00" N    8° 50' 56.00" E

Technical Information


height 220 m
retained water volume 105 000 000 m³
crest length 380 m
dam volume 660 000 m³


dam structure concrete


This dam was featured in the opening sequence of the James Bond movie "Goldeneye".


Currently there is no information available about persons or companies having participated in this project.

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: 20007410
Created: 03/01/2003
Last Updated: 29/07/2014