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Hoover Dam

General Information

Structural Type: Curved gravity dam
Function / usage: Hydroelectricity plant
Built: 1931 - 1936
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Boulder City, Clark County, Nevada, USA, North America
Impounds
  • Colorado River
Near Hoover Dam Bypass-Colorado River Bridge (2010)
Coordinates: 36° 0' 56.00" N    114° 44' 17.00" W

Technical Information

Dimensions

height 221 m
retained water volume 45 000 000 000 m3
crest length 366 m
base thickness 201 m

Cost

cost of construction United States dollar 31 000 000

Materials

arch reinforced concrete

Participants

Architecture
Construction
Repairs
Subcontractor

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0000136
Created: 16/04/1999
Last Updated: 07/10/2013