2012-11-23

Found Coolness: Hoover Dam Penstock

We don't need no stinking hard hats!


Found Here: LeContainer
Being that Lecontainer only posts photos I figured I'd so a little research. A google image search brought up a smaller version of this photo with the caption:
"The Babcock & Wilcox Company was awarded a contract in 1932 to manufacture and install the Dam’s penstock system that connects the structure’s four intake towers to the power plant and outlet valves. The penstocks and outlet pipes were fabricated from 45,000 tons of steel and welded into nearly three miles of pipe varying from 8 ½ to 30 feet in diameter."
More cool Hoover Dam pictures here: Denver Post

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