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Old 02-22-2007, 07:41 PM   #1
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DAM-IT! Post Your Dam Pics

There is something about Dams that intrigues me. They may or may not be good for the environment where they are erected, but the engineering that goes into building them and the devastation that takes place when they fail is something to reckon with.

Here is an old dam site in Western Pennsylvania with an interesting history. Interesting find while riding along in the middle of nowhere:



Here is the explanation:



Gotta have the gratuitous bike pic, of course:



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Old 02-22-2007, 07:51 PM   #2
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I've been at that same location..
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:26 PM   #3
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pennsylvania rocks.. where was this????

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Old 02-22-2007, 08:30 PM   #4
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:32 PM   #5
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:33 PM   #6
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:55 PM   #7
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Bull River in SE BC

Here's a little dam NE of Cranbrook BC.....


but the cool thing was the 3 km long wooden penstock.


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Old 02-22-2007, 09:01 PM   #8
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the imfamous "fugitive" Dam on US-129 a little south of the Crossroads of Time at Deals Gap, North Carolina side.

Rumor has it that this was the dam harrison ford jumped off of in the movie The Fugitive. Perhaps one of you can finally put that rumor to rest for me?





and looking the opposite way:



and the other dam seen from the overlook:



as well as the pretty rocks coming from fontana and what I remember to be the fontana Dam.



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Old 02-22-2007, 09:50 PM   #9
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A lot of Bridges and most all Dams on the Columbia River.

I made this trip last summer Starting out (at home) but begining at Astoria, Oregon and following the river all the way up to Canada.

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Grand Daddy - Coulee Dam - still the most concrete used in a dam to date.


Yes, it ended in a minor set back
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Old 02-22-2007, 10:40 PM   #10
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Redridge Steel Dam; Redridge, MI (one of the last steel dams around)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redridge_Steel_Dam





The original Timber Dam at Redridge. They took the top 10 or 12 feet off it a few years ago because if it let go they were afraid the steel dam would fail, even with the big holes cut in it. If the steel dam was backed up and failed it would take out the road and people would have to take the LONG way to town.



William Jess dam in Oregon. We don't make them this big in Michgian.





I think this is the Medford dam, also in Oregon. I was on my way to a friends wedding and couldn't pass up the chance to look at another dam.



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Old 02-22-2007, 11:50 PM   #11
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hey that one looks familiar! I want to go see this one again, during their laser show @ night!!

Grand Coulee


Diablo


I think I got the names right?
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:47 AM   #12
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Rance Tidal Barrier

This is the “Barrière” that crosses the River Rance, from Saint Malo to Dinard, Brittany, France. We've crossed it several times on recent trips to France:



There's a bit more information on this “Barrière” at http://members.tripod.com/tai95112/rance.html
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Old 02-23-2007, 01:36 AM   #13
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Diablo Dam, Washington State

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Old 02-23-2007, 07:07 AM   #14
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Oxbow Dam - Snake River, Oregon (South end of Hells Canyon)



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Old 02-23-2007, 02:10 PM   #15
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Dude, let's ride there!
Man, I wish I could recall exactly where this was. I do remember being about half way between Coudersport and North of Pittsburgh, in terms of East West location, but damn if I can remember what route it was on! Sorry about that.

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