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Image from page 73 of "The American transportation problem; a study of American transportation conditions, with a view to ascertaining what policy Americans should adopt in order to effectively meet existing conditions and be prepared to continue to lead

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Title: The American transportation problem; a study of American transportation conditions, with a view to ascertaining what policy Americans should adopt in order to effectively meet existing conditions and be prepared to continue to lead the nations in the march of progress and civilization

Year: 1909 (1900s)

Authors: Peyton, John Howe

Subjects: Transportation Inland navigation Railroads

Publisher: Louisville, Ky., Courier-Journal Job Printing Company

Contributing Library: Cornell University Library

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Iowa, March, 1893. 43. Montreal, Canada, reservoir, 1896 (great leakage). 44. St. Anthonys Falls dam, Minneapolis, April, 1899. 45. Dam No. 2, Mahonoy City Water Power Company, June, 1892. 46. Goodrick Creek, near Baker City, Oregon, June, 1896. 47. Dam of the Lake, Staunton, Va., September, 1896. 48. Dam near Ward Col., July, 1897. 49 and 50. Two dams on Beaver Creek, Ansonla, Conn., March, 1884. 51. Pecos River, Eddy, N. M., August, 1893. 52. Broad Brook, Ellington, Conn., September, 1890. 53. Chambly, Quebec, 1901. 51 54. Dyer Dam bulkhead, Danlelson, Conn., 1901. 55. Oakmont Park, Pa., 1903. 56. Fort Pitt, dam, 1903. 57. Second failure Lake Avalon dam, Carlsbad, N. M., 1905. 58. Arizona Canal dam, Phoenix, 1905. 59. Worcester Water Works, dam, 1876. 60. Hauser Lake dam, Mont., April, 1908. One would naturally suppose that Mr. Leighton would have gonecarefully into the records of such failures before assuring us thatModern engineering has rendered the reservoir (dams) so safe that,

 

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VIEW OF DAM IN PECOS RIVER, AT CARLSBAD, NEW MEXICO.BEFORE THE FLOOD OF OCTOBER, 1904. as an agent of violent death, it cannot be placed in the same class withthe ordinary morning stroll down the streets of a great city. Itseems that when Mr. Leighton wished to make a guess at the probablecost of one hundred tremendous reservoirs he did go into that phase ofthe matter carefully, and found records of ninety-seven artificial stor-age reservoirs of various sizes that had been erected in America, Eu-rope, India and other places, or that have been projected for erectionwith costs carefully estimated. It is manifest that the number ofsuch great storage reservoirs is quite limited. The Assouan dam and 52 reservoir in Egypt are probably the only ones In the world at all com-parable in magnitude with some of those that he proposes to build inthe Ohio Valley, but smaller ones have been erected. Certainly thereis not a dam on earth 252 feet high and several thousand feet long atthe crest. In a p

 

 

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