In today’s Welding Wonder Wednesday we look at the Hoover Damn, which was built more than 80 years ago in Black Canyon on the Colorado River.The Babcock & Wilcox Company was responsible with welding the water pipe, or penstock system, for the massive Dam. They were awarded the contract in 1932 to build and install the piping that would connect the four intake towers to the power plant and outlet valves. The enormous task required the use of 45,000 tons of steel welded into nearly three miles of pipe varying from 8.5 to 30 feet in diameter. The company was given five years to complete the project, but completed it a year-and-a-half ahead of schedule.For their work, the company was awarded the Historical Welded Structure Award by the American Welding Society in December of 2002.
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~ Edward Hopper
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