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RG 142 - Tennessee Valley Authority, Wilson Dam Construction Photographs


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Wilson Dam Construction Progress Photographs, 1922-1925
Engineering, Design, and Construction Division

National Archives Identifier 6125743

This series contains 256 photographs documenting various stages of the construction of Wilson Dam.

Photo Number Caption Box Number
385 Wilson Dam 1
386 No Description 1
394 No Description 1
395 Penstock Forms in Place Block 87, 85, & 83 1
39 Permanent Railroad for Powerhouse 1
397 Southeast Corner of Coffer No. 4 & of upstream of Coffer No. 5 2
412 Southeast Side of Powerhouse 2
413 Southeast Side of Powerhouse 2
414 Draft Tube No 3 2
415 View in Draft Tube No. 3, Placing Concrete 2
416 Draft Tube No 3 3
417 Draft Tube Showing Bell & Reinforcing Rods 3
418 Rods Around Penstock Forms in Block 85 3
420 Spillway Section 3
421 No Description 3
427 No Description 4
499 Spillway Section Pier 10 South 4
533 No Description 4
534 No Description 4
537 No Description 4
538 No Description 5
546 Railway Tracks under Bluff Side South 5
547 Powerhouse Section Showing Cones in Unit 6,7,8 and Con Forms in Unit 10, 11,12 5
548 No Description 5
549 No Description 5
550 No Description 6
554 First Stage of Construction on Bell Form 6
558 No Description 6
559 Draft Tube Section South Side 6
560 Bell Form for Draft Tube & 12 6
561 Spillway Section 7
562 Spillway Section 7
566 No Description 7
588 No Description 7
597 No Description 7
598 No Description 8
600 No Description 8
601 No Description 8
602 South Side of Powerhouse 8
603 South Side of Powerhouse 8
615 No Description 9
616 No Description 9
617 No Description 9
618 No Description 9
619 No Description 9
620 No Description 10
621 No Description 10
625 No Description 10
628 No Description 10
643-1 No Description 10
643-2 No Description 11
645 Coffer %3 from Powerhouse Floor 11
646 Draft Tube Unit #12 11
647 Coffer #6 Concrete Mixer Tube from Unit #5 11
648 Looking North from South Bank 11
650 Sluice Section 12
651 Gantry Crane & Powerhouse 12
657 Head Gate Recess Unit #2 Penstock #1 12
658 Draft Tube Section Powerhouse from Top of Form Unit #4 12
659 Foundation Spillway Draft Coffer #5 12
660 River Bed Below Coffer #6 13
661 Draft Tube Unite #1 13
663 Placing Granite Blocks Sluice Section 13
665 Excavation Coffer #5 13
666 Looking North Coffer #5 13
879 Partition Casting for Draft Tube #1 14
881 Spillway Section 14
882 Powerhouse Section South-End of Draft Tube Section 14
883 Powerhouse Section Concrete Pier for Support Forms for Draft Tube #1 14
884 Concrete Forms Scroll Cases Unit #3 & 4 14
893 Excavation for Roadway on South Bluff 15
894 Excavation for Switch House & Retaining Wall on South Bend 15
895 Excavation for Switch House & Retaining Wall on South Bend 15
896 Sluice & Powerhouse Section Upstream Side 15
902 Arch Forms over Downstream End of Sluice Pipe 15
904 Draft Tube Sector at Northend 16
905 Tail Race Excavation at Northend 16
909 Discharge Through Grillage Water at EL 422.5 16
911 Temperature Control at Block 62 16
915 Concrete Over Downstream End of Sluice Pipe 16
897 Coffer #5 17
916 Casting for Roller Track for Regulating Gate 17
917 Side Seal Casting for Regulating Gates 17
917A Terry Crane Truck & Gearing 17
917B Terry Crane Truck & Saddle 17
921 No Description 18
930 No Description 18
931 No Description 18
932 No Description 18
933 No Description 18
934 No Description 19
935 No Description 19
936 No Description 19
937 No Description 19
938 No Description 19
939 No Description 20
942 No Description 20
943 No Description 20
944 No Description 20
947 No Description 20
948 No Description 21
949 No Description 21
952 No Description 21
953 No Description 21
955 No Description 21
957 No Description 22
959 No Description 22
960 No Description 22
961 No Description 22
964 No Description 22
966 No Description 23
968 No Description 23
969 No Description 23
970 No Description 23
971 No Description 23
972 No Description 24
972B No Description 24
973 No Description 24
973B No Description 24
975 No Description 24
976 No Description 25
978 No Description 25
979 No Description 25
980 No Description 25
981 No Description 25
981A No Description 26
982 No Description 26
983 No Description 26
984 No Description 26
987 No Description 26
988 No Description 27
989 No Description 27
990 No Description 27
990 No Description 27
991 No Description 27
992 No Description 27
998 No Description 28
999 No Description 28
1000 No Description 28
1000A No Description 28
1002 No Description 28
1004 No Description 29
1005 No Description 29
1006 No Description 29
1007 No Description 29
1007A No Description 29
1008 No Description 30
1009 No Description 30
1009A No Description 30
1009B No Description 30
1010 No Description 30
1011 No Description 31
1012 No Description 31
1013 No Description 31
1014 No Description 31
1016 No Description 31
1017 No Description 32
1019A No Description 32
1019B No Description 32
1019C No Description 32
1019D No Description 32
1020 No Description 33
1021 No Description 33
1022 No Description 33
1023 No Description 33
1070 No Description 33
1071 No Description 34
1072 No Description 34
1073 No Description 34
1074 No Description 34
1076 No Description 35
1080 No Description 35
1081 No Description 35
1082 No Description 35
1083 No Description 35
1084 No Description 36
1085 No Description 36
1086 No Description 36
1087 No Description 36
1089 No Description 36
1075 No Description 34
1090 No Description 37
1091 No Description 37
1092 No Description 37
1093 No Description 37
1094 No Description 37
1096 Wilson Powerhouse Section Status of Rock Excavation 38
1098 No Description 38
1100 Spilled Section 38
1101 Powerhouse Showing Stop Logs in Place in Penstock of Auxiliary Units 38
1102 Powerhouse Section Showing Stop Log in Place of Mail Units 38
1103 Upstream Arches 39
1105 No Description 39
1107 Concrete Removed for Repairs 39
1107A Concrete Removed for Repairs 39
1107B Concrete Removed for Repairs 39
1107C Concrete Removed for Repairs 40
1108 Spillway Section General View from North Bank 40
1109 Powerhouse Section Rock Excavation for Roadway Wall 40
1110 Erection of Gantry Crane 40
1111 Form Erection 40
1112 Retaining Wall for Switch House 41
1113 No Description 41
1114 Concrete Placed in Two Blocks of Roadway 41
1115 General View of Dam from Upstream 41
1116 Erection of Roof Trusses 41
1119 General View of Downstream Side of Powerhouse 42
1123 Concrete & Forms Extension 42
1124 Last Arch Form in Spillway Section Block 42
1125 Upstream View of Powerhouse 42
1126 General View from Top of Dam 13 Sluiceway Opened 42
1127 Reinforcing of Powerhouse Concrete Roof 43
1127A Reinforcing of Powerhouse Concrete Roof 43
1128 General View of Upstream Side 43
1129 General View of Upstream Side 43
1130 Last Arch for Roadway Over Dam 43
1131 Sluiceway Section Showing Accumulation of Drift Over Grillage 44
1132 Spillway Arch Center 44
1133 Placing Reinforcing Steel Around Displacement Tanks 44
1134 Steel Template Used for Lining Up Regulating Gate 44
1135 Steel Template Used in Setting Regulating Gate 44
1137 Showing Extension for Concrete Extension Below Dam 45
1138 Methods of Placing Concrete in Recess Lift in Dam 45
1139 Forms Erected for Section B Apron Extension 45
1140 General View of Powerhouse 45
1141 Forms in Generator Lead Tower 45
1142 Concrete Roof Over Powerhouse 46
1143 Pit Section General View 46
1144 First Arch Centers for Powerhouse Set in Unit 2 46
1145 Forms & Reinforcing Steel for Switchhouse Floor 46
1146 General View of Downstream Side 46
1147 Spillway Section Showing Last Arch Poured 47
1148 Forms Partially Removed from Structure 47
1150 Concrete Roof over Powerhouse 47
1151 Forms for Structure 47
1741 No Description 47

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