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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Hoover Dam: Moving the Concrete

  • Aired: 01/18/1999
  • 02:59
  • Rating: NR
On June 6, 1933, workers began pouring concrete to build what would become the face of the dam. To move the concrete across the construction site, Chief Engineer Frank Crowe designed a network of cableways to carry material. Pretty soon, a cable would deliver a 20-ton bucket of concrete every 78 seconds!
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On June 6, 1933, workers poured the first bucket of concrete that would build the dam.
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