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Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam and Colorado River from the new bridge
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General Information

Beginning of works: 1931
Completion: 1 March 1936
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Curved gravity dam
Function / usage: Hydroelectricity plant

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Boulder City, Clark County, Nevada, USA
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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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20000136
  • Date created
    16/04/1999
  • Last Update
    03/03/2015