Hoover Dam | All the Secrets of the Engineering Wonder

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    The magnificent Hoover Dam which was constructed 80 years ago, still stands strong and serves the US in the fields of irrigation, flood control, and power production. Even during a torrential rainfall you won’t see Hoover dam overflowing like this causing destruction. Welcome to the engineering secrets of Hoover Dam. In this video, you are going to assume the role of Hoover Dam design engineer Mr. John Savage and design and construct a gigantic dam in Arizona’s Colorado River.
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Bruhh +1412
Bruhh

The effort you guy's put in these educational videos, is just amazing

Hace 4 meses
Taha
Taha

@Sean Thompson Bro CHILL on the CApS. Dude is just saying that the educational videos are great way to study, he is not worshiping the dam or anything, lmao.

Hace un mes
Taha
Taha

@White Pride Dude liked his own comment.

Hace un mes
White Pride +1
White Pride

erm ok? they make youtube videos for a living… we aint in some muslim countries or africa.. but still thx i guess

Hace un mes
Betsy Hall +83
Betsy Hall

I grew up in Henderson, Nv. so close to Hoover Dam--I have seen the movie on making the actual dam as well as the engineering behind it--TOTALLY YEARS BEFORE ITS TIME!! So amazing!!! I have taken many tours down into the dam--our neighbor escorted tours on the weekends!!! I was is awe of it as a little child and I am still as an adult!!! I am 61 now and have not been to the dam in 33 years. There is no doubt it is a wonder it was ever completed---my grandkids could not believe men actually hung by ropes and no A/C or cell phone were used!! Their Grandpa retired to Boulder City and showed them the dam---they were 4 and 6 and a bit intimidated--as we all should be at this amazing wonder!!! The great men that actually did the manual labor are heros' in my book!!!

Hace un mes
objuan6 +1
objuan6

as

Hace 27 días
24SEVEN 365 +4
24SEVEN 365

That was a giant project just imagine the injuries, bursitis and plain old aches and pain the workers had from this. I drove through in Oct 1983 and I wish I would have stopped for a tour.

Hace 29 días
John Teng +29
John Teng

This video is a very impressive overview of one of the most amazing Civil Engineering projects of its time. Watching this video made me feel very proud to be a Civil Engineer working in the water industry.

Hace un mes
SARCAPITAL +4
SARCAPITAL

It’s feats like these that piqued my curiosity to become a civil engineer. I never finished but I always wondered what could’ve been had I did. I love these mega projects and I can’t get enough the modern mega structures of our time

Hace un mes
Erik Gonzales +16
Erik Gonzales

I took a tour of the Hoover Dam when I was 13 or 14 and was in awe of this masterpiece of human engineering and capabilities. I couldn't fathom how we could build such a massive building. Thanks for providing some great information in a simple and easy way

Hace 3 meses
Dale Gray +102
Dale Gray

Much of the engineering behind the dam was developed by A. J. Wiley in various concrete dams in Idaho and Eastern Idaho. Wiley taught these techniques to Savage during the construction of Arrowrock Dam northeast of Boise, Idaho and was a consulting engineer for Hoover. Wiley is among the most influential engineers in American history, yet, no one seems to know his name. A. J. Wiley, the genius engineer that figured out how to construct massive concrete dams using galleries and pumped cold water (among other ideas). A. J. Wiley, not Savage.

Hace un mes
LaGrandeBayou
LaGrandeBayou

Bonnie That’s news to me. Are the brackish streams on the coast or where?

Hace 22 días
Bonnie J +1
Bonnie J

@Give it a think maybe someone Should find out WHERE the Water Was Actual SENT?

Hace 22 días
Bonnie J
Bonnie J

@LaGrandeBayou amazing huh? Like.. the Water WENT somewhere ??👀 Maybe into Other waterways?

Hace 22 días
Bonnie J
Bonnie J

@LaGrandeBayou - It's Inconceivable that the EPA & Dept of Interior & Bureau of Land Management, and Fish & Wild Life & Dept of Energy - ALL CAME TOGETHER- to DIVERT WATER OUT OF THE FRESH WATER LAKES~> to DIVERT/PUMP INTO Brackish STREAMS TO SAVE some extremely low number of fish/plants BUT That's EXACTLY what They've Done🤯

Hace 22 días
Len Miller +2628
Len Miller

When you consider the time period that this was built, the engineering is even more impressive..........no CAD drawings or 3d animations.....slide rule and brains.

Hace 4 meses
Jim Barber
Jim Barber

I am a Civil Engineer, PE (Class of 1966) and have worked on the construction of, design of and maintenance of locks, dams, powerhouses (hydroelectric and nuclear), levees, bridges and large industrial buildings for over 52 years. This experience stretched from common laborer to project manager after many projects and years. From that perspective as a "slide-rule" trained generation engineer to the most recent computers and programs, until I retired in 2018, I witnessed a fantastic evolution in the tools to perform the engineering tasks. A partial list of these tasks for design calculations, the production of construction drawings, working drawings for the component systems (structural steel, mechanical systems, operating systems i.e. miter gates, turbine, conveyor systems, and generator systems, natural draft cooling towers, etc.) the basic Newtonian physics has not changed. The "computer - cell phone - video - email" world has merely taken hours upon hours of drudgery out of the process start to finish. my concern is that the basic math and physics are lost , not fully taught, on the students of today. Punch a few keys and let the program figure it out and except the results without question. And why not ? Makes sense in time on task, labor and office space. By the way I have a collection of 23 different slide rules "Slip Sticks" in a framed wall display on my office wall and they are still in perfect working order, no viruses, no power drops, no hackers and very low maintenance. Reminds me how far my profession has come in my life time.

Hace 21 un día
Sampath Kumar
Sampath Kumar

One of the grate man made wonder

Hace 21 un día
Sampath Kumar
Sampath Kumar

Absolutely

Hace 21 un día
Nate Nate
Nate Nate

@G Lopez you arent an engineer lmfao

Hace 23 días
David Reynolds +109
David Reynolds

Savage truly put forth a great plan, but anyone in construction knows it was the guys on the ground and experts in their own fields that really made this work. Their are so many variables and issues that he alone couldn’t have addressed and were solved by every day blue collar workers

Hace un mes
Steve Keel
Steve Keel

people, people, don't you see we are all essential to each other. I thank all the actual smart people for being, well actually smart and applying that intelligence instead of blowing stupidity out thier mouths.

Hace 20 días
Sassy The Sasquatch
Sassy The Sasquatch

@Michal Valta ahh but didnt people working with dynamite become engineers? You cant just go to college, write a paper and be working as a full fledge engineer with explosives. You need training in the field as well. Lets not forget

Hace un mes
Sassy The Sasquatch
Sassy The Sasquatch

@Michal Valta ahh but i dont know anything about construction. Nice kid niceeee.

Hace un mes
Luis Castaneda +3
Luis Castaneda

@David Reynolds shhhh. They're political science majors. They've never swung a hammer or poured concrete a day in their life.

Hace un mes
Luis Castaneda
Luis Castaneda

@Michal Valta in other words you have no idea what you're talking about and embarrassed because you spent all you're money on a political science degree. In essence you've been out done in life by guys who pour cement and lay pipes.

Hace un mes
Mike Simms +26
Mike Simms

I'm always interested in knowing more about this dam's construction. My great Uncle was killed, working in one of the water diversion tunnels. Many workers lost their lives, assuring that we would have water and power for the future of towns like Los Angeles. His brother died while working on the installation off gas lines to Downtown Los Angeles. Another family member was the last mule skinner (20 mule team driver) that cut through the hills to build the roads that are now the 60 and 10 freeways.

Hace 2 meses
Kelly Crandall +2
Kelly Crandall

My grandfather worked on the dam also as a truck driver. It must have been a massive project for this desert location.

Hace 2 meses
Sam ch +20
Sam ch

As an engineer, I am proud that I knew everything about the stresses.

Hace un mes
Jason Drummond +42
Jason Drummond

Overflow is NOT a problem the dam has now - the water level is so low that power production will soon be impossible.

Hace un mes
Glenn Powell
Glenn Powell

Its only 25% full and since 1983 has been dropping overall each decade.Man can build but he cant make rain.

Hace 23 días
R. Ernie
R. Ernie

Very true, sadly.

Hace 28 días
Oskar S
Oskar S

hehe :D

Hace 29 días
Okith De Silva +888
Okith De Silva

Mr. John Savage and all the workers who constructed this masterpiece of engineering which keeps a lot of people alive are legends

Hace 4 meses
Ice Troll +1
Ice Troll

@mike mougakos and empty of water

Hace un mes
Ice Troll +1
Ice Troll

You mean they allowed far too many people to live in one place, temporarily...smh

Hace un mes
Nate REG +1
Nate REG

@mike mougakos I’ve heard that’s bs. Considering I swam in that lake for 20 years. Is it the best water…definitely not. But sediment, nah.

Hace un mes
JUST RELAX +1
JUST RELAX

Kallanai Dam built more than 2,000 years ago by the Chola King Karikalan across the Cauvery River INDIAN Technology

Hace un mes
K. A. Davison +4
K. A. Davison

I've been there and now have a clearer understanding of what I was looking at . . . and it is awe inspiring. If you can make an excuse to travel that direction, or, if you will ever again be able to afford driving there, it is worth the time and effort. It's similar to visiting the Giza pyramids, but in this case you know how it was built and it's a marvel.

Hace 2 meses
Adam Stokes +6
Adam Stokes

Amazing... especially the part about overflowing. I remember seeing the spillways in person when I was there years ago and didn't really understand what they were for... now it all makes sense. Cheers!

Hace 2 meses
David Schonhardt +30
David Schonhardt

This was really GOOD!! Very easy to understand an extremely complicated design!

Hace un mes
jmfa57 +4
jmfa57

GREAT video! I got to tour this dam in my senior year in college decades ago. That tour remains one of the most impressive tours I've ever taken. That structure is simply awesome.

Hace un mes
SpokenEnglish-2030 +848
SpokenEnglish-2030

Right topic + Beautiful animation + Simplified explanation => Real contribution to engineering education. I was lucky enough to see the Hoover Dam. It is awesome !

Hace 4 meses
Ryan Smith
Ryan Smith

@Tonyson mn The river that goes to the dam is the Colorado River, and an impossible amount of water and electricity is demanded from it. The Earth is not able to meet the demand naturally.

Hace un mes
Ryan Smith +1
Ryan Smith

@JUST RELAX Cool! In this case, I would clarify by writing "South Indian" or Tamil technology. Your comment is more interesting than the video itself. :)

Hace un mes
Scudo Smyth
Scudo Smyth

@Tonyson mn It has major issues with water supplies, it requires a certain height of water to produce elec, I think several feet more and it stops producing, not actually dry though. Do a search for lake Mead and you will se how bad it is.

Hace un mes
JUST RELAX +2
JUST RELAX

Kallanai Dam built more than 2,000 years ago by the Chola King Karikalan across the Cauvery River INDIAN Technology

Hace un mes
Yadan Fan +15
Yadan Fan

My serious respect to these 96 workers who were sacrificed to this magnificent man-made project, their contribution is invaluable!

Hace un mes
Yadan Fan
Yadan Fan

@John Ames So are you Indian, hehe?

Hace un mes
Yadan Fan
Yadan Fan

@John Ames Have you seen the whole video till the end?

Hace un mes
Kurt Richter +11
Kurt Richter

Great video - would have liked more detail on how the gallery collects the seepage water. Is it just the gallery's placement that passively collects the water, or is there an active mechanism? Thanks!

Hace un mes
Matt Normile +2
Matt Normile

Same

Hace un mes
Vincent Williams +9
Vincent Williams

RIP to all who worked to create this masterpiece.

Hace un mes
Amazing 4K Video +1
Amazing 4K Video

I had a chance to visit Hoover Dam, it is really beautiful and majestic. I can say that every detail explained here is explained very precisely and beautifully.

Hace 25 días
George Spalding +754
George Spalding

The Hoover Dam is considered by many to belong on the LIST of the World's seven greatest feats of modern-day engineering. Savage seems to have thought of every contingency when building this magnificent structure.

Hace 4 meses
ɅVɅTɅR
ɅVɅTɅR

@Lyricsinthebrancanyon Seven seas/continents.

Hace 21 un día
Crest Fallen
Crest Fallen

what are the other six feats?

Hace un mes
Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin

@JUST RELAX hell nah, Egyptians are the first

Hace un mes
Jeff Goddin +1
Jeff Goddin

Well, except the contingency of not having any water to hold... Now seen on the list of the World's seven most pointless feats of modern-day engineering!

Hace un mes
Joe Turkos
Joe Turkos

I’ve always been fascinated by how planes fly, rockets are launched, skyscrapers are built and bridges stand. I’ve added dam construction to the list. Great video!

Hace 13 días
JONATHON STUMP
JONATHON STUMP

EXCELLENT execution of this video. Explains EVERYTHING I’ve wanted to know about how this dam was created, and I’ve watched so many documentaries on this dam

Hace 3 meses
Josiah Tribble +1
Josiah Tribble

Great video and the design of the Hoover Dam was exceptional and it still is standing the test of time.

Hace 2 meses
Francisco B. De Oliveira
Francisco B. De Oliveira

Thanks for creating this documentary. I appreciate the engineering and the science developed by dedicated individuals. We truely are living in 'Great Times'.

Hace 22 días
Yellow Jacket +1
Yellow Jacket

I walked across Hoover Dam 40 years ago when I was 10 years old. Even as a kid I was amazed how they could build this. Even then Lake Mead's water level was low.

Hace 2 meses
Tim Sneed +1
Tim Sneed

Just amazing. I just saw a video about a lake in Italy where, in 1963, the mountain became so water-logged from the creation of a dam that half of the mountain came down displacing the water. I wonder if Savage took something like that into consideration 80 years ago!

Hace un mes
iamSelfSufficient +6
iamSelfSufficient

“How long was the Hoover Dam built to last? While the dam is expected to last for centuries, engineers predict the structure could last for more than 10,000 years, surpassing most remnants of human civilization if humans were to disappear from the earth. However, they also predict the dam's turbines without human intervention would shut down within two years.” Very interesting!

Hace 3 meses
Stuart Lett
Stuart Lett

Moving parts tend to wear out faster than something that is not moving and under a constant load.

Hace 22 días
Gururaj BN +2
Gururaj BN

Mr Savage was a genius engineer way ahead of his time. Impressed by the design and execution of this renowned dam.👍

Hace 2 meses
Brian E
Brian E

His engineering skills were Savage.

Hace 2 meses
Arade Comate +258
Arade Comate

Before this the only thing i thought about dams was arch design to equalize pressure. It's so mind blowing how everything was anticipated in the design.

Hace 4 meses
Curly Johnson
Curly Johnson

@Sean Thompson and I oop-

Hace un mes
Curly Johnson
Curly Johnson

He did not anticipate a changing climate unfortunately

Hace un mes
Deepa Deepa
Deepa Deepa

@jdirt2019 the people who built the dam cholas are known for their building skills

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JUST RELAX
JUST RELAX

@jdirt2019 i can't understand your English bro could you please explain clearly

Hace un mes
Anarcocapitalista +2
Anarcocapitalista

The intake towers are supported by the same tubes that feed the dam, incredible. 6:57

Hace 2 meses
Digital Life +5
Digital Life

Excellent analysis of this engineering miracle! Lucky to visit Hoover Dam in 2016! 😇

Hace un mes
Khal Marks
Khal Marks

I seen it a couple times , never wanted a picture tho .. Im ready for vegas fck all that 😭😭✌️

Hace 28 días
Yoel L. +8
Yoel L.

Incredible engineering. Mr. Savage deserved every penny for his design.

Hace un mes
Big Jake
Big Jake

Very interesting video! Had the privilege of finally seeing it when we were in Las Vegas a few years ago and took a bus tour to the Grand Canyon ! We stopped here to see it from the highway. It is so impressive !!

Hace un mes
Dirk Tyler +2
Dirk Tyler

Stunningly well-done video. I wish it went 3 times as long and provided more in-depth information.

Hace un mes
Ayush Yadav +309
Ayush Yadav

As a civil engineer, I can say that every details explained here are all very accurate and beautifully explained.

Hace 4 meses
Community College Genius
Community College Genius

@BILL W right back at you lady.

Hace un mes
BILL W
BILL W

@Community College Genius nor did i need yours, but there it is......gfy

Hace un mes
Community College Genius
Community College Genius

@BILL W No one needed your comment, but there it is. They are all peer reviewed. You're welcome.

Hace un mes
BILL W
BILL W

OH, GOOD, we really needed your approval..............not

Hace un mes
Community College Genius
Community College Genius

@Fred Flintstone I get very "emissional" about climate change.

Hace un mes
T. P. +1
T. P.

Extremely well explained! High quality content.

Hace 29 días
Ty johnston
Ty johnston

Edit Sorta: 8:35 snicker* :)

Hace 26 días
steve hunter +1
steve hunter

very good video! I have gone on the tours of the dam several times. I recommend the more extensive of the two tours. You go down deep into the structure and even can look out of the vent in the face of the dam. The standard tour ends at the powerhouse but the better tour goes much further.

Hace un mes
GAM3RK1NG
GAM3RK1NG

i went on tours too, in fallout new Vegas lol

Hace un mes
Doctor Polymer +4
Doctor Polymer

I've visited the Hoover Dam 6 times. I find it more amazing each time. I can remember when the spillways (one on each side) were not plugged. Looking down the 50' diameter pipe - about the width of my home and twice as high. - were open and looking in awe at a spillway that could float an Iowa Class Battleship. EACH spillway could handle 200,000 cubic feet of water PER SECOND - the entire flow of the Niagara Falls.

Hace 2 meses
Karl Marx +1
Karl Marx

The legion will visit soon

Hace un mes
NO NICKNAME +4
NO NICKNAME

What's more interesting is to put all of this on paper and construct them without 3D animations.. if only we had the technology of explaining visually Mister Salvage would be done excelled even better. Thanks for putting this visual explanation

Hace un mes
Faisal Yoosafzai +79
Faisal Yoosafzai

I didn't know it was that complicated of a structure. You explained it in a cooler and fun way. Appreciated 👍❤️

Hace 4 meses
Robert Lucas +1
Robert Lucas

Impressive video, wish I hadn't read so much about it before I watched it, LOL, every time I went there the people who worked there said it was a myth that anyone died in the construction, also, they built an ice facility to mix in ice as an ingredient with cement to cool off the cement, never heard bout the pipes carrying "cooling water" through the dam to cool it off quickly. what they told me was that it would take an estimated 100 years for the cement to cure and the water coming from upstream to the dam and circulating down would assist in cooling the cement. And how did they lay the pipe? All the pix I ever saw was like a 3D jigsaw puzzle so the blocks would interlock making the structure solid. But this was a neat video.

Hace 2 meses
gmchixx +11
gmchixx

Salute to you, for making this explanation very clear. If it was not for this animation-like video, i wouldn't understand it with just mere words. You've made made me fall in love with engineering.😊

Hace 3 meses
incyphe +3
incyphe

I love how the video goes straight to the point without filler and irrelevant historical materials

Hace 3 meses
Donald Dodson +1
Donald Dodson

Very nice animation. Very small point: here in the US we drive on the right side of roadways. Back when traffic drove across the dam it would have reflected this fact. Otherwise, very useful modeling. Thank you.

Hace 2 meses
Charlie Pea +88
Charlie Pea

This engineering is magnificent. It may look like a simple dam but it's filled with complex work a lot of people don't know...

Hace 4 meses
JUST RELAX +1
JUST RELAX

Kallanai Dam built more than 2,000 years ago by the Chola King Karikalan across the Cauvery River INDIAN Technology

Hace un mes
lowrider9367 +4
lowrider9367

Agreed. Not to mention the time frame they did this in under the conditions in which they worked. People who have never worked construction just cannot relate. This is an absolute amazing project indeed...

Hace un mes
Pravat Aryal +3
Pravat Aryal

These kind of inventions make me a proud civil engineering student. Hats off🙏

Hace 23 días
Kian Mistry +1
Kian Mistry

now you can assemble a nuclear bomb from a video on YouTube))

Hace 19 días
Meryam BAKKAR +1
Meryam BAKKAR

Inspiring engineering design, hats off for John Savage 🤓

Hace un mes
LordHeath1972
LordHeath1972

This was so thorough and detailed that no other video documentary on this subject will ever be necessary!

Hace un mes
Farty Wood +396
Farty Wood

Lot of todays "Entrepreneurs" who are on a "Mission to change the world", can learn from Mr.Savage. He truly did change the Nevada desert with his design. Thank you Mr.Savage.

Hace 4 meses
Eric Parrish
Eric Parrish

It ain't my dam fault that club house fell down.

Hace un mes
Neto Rmz
Neto Rmz

Farty?? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Hace un mes
Eric +2
Eric

@Curly Johnson More along the lines the dam was never meant to hold water for 3 fold population increase. Dam was built in 1931 when the U.S. population was 124 million, today the population is 332 million(plus 20-30 million illegals). 132 million of that growth is due to immigration(legal and illegal). The farms in CA which pull most of the water would never be needed if the U.S population did not almost triple since the dams was built. Never mind the development in the are that pull a ton of water to support larger cities population in the region. We were warning people of this problem 30 years ago about mass immigration and "developments" that require more water use. But even now they refuse to address either issue. Instead the local political class, lobbyists, and money interest keep flood the U.S. with unlimited immigration and keep "developing" the area. Fools are now beginning to find out and it will only get worse since the underlings problems have not been stopped.

Hace un mes
Carl Allison +10
Carl Allison

it is essentially obsolete because the reservoir has dropped so much. i remember visiting it back around 1987. It was amazing and terrifying all at once.

Hace un mes
faran yk
faran yk

Not yet but soon it will be because of the drought

Hace un mes
pyropulse
pyropulse

it isn't obsolete.........

Hace un mes
GPtwo +5
GPtwo

The huge spillways are awesome. I didn't know about them before visiting the dam. I went during a weekend trip to Vegas. My friends weren't interested so I rented a car and went by myself! Turned out to be a great experience.

Hace 2 meses
Malik Ashtar
Malik Ashtar

you did a great job! ☺

Hace 26 días
Lord Doma
Lord Doma

Your friends don't know what's good

Hace un mes
Tres
Tres

This is really amazing and a great presentation for all ages to watch!

Hace un mes
Kong Hammer
Kong Hammer

This engineer was a friggin genius even by today's standards.

Hace 8 días
Okith De Silva +64
Okith De Silva

We never forget these legends who constructed this masterpiece of engineering

Hace 4 meses
C Jones
C Jones

He said he is going to pay tribute to 63 who died. I wonder what thw fellow has planned in their memory?

Hace 2 meses
Community College Genius +1
Community College Genius

We forgot their names... soooo we'll just call them legends.

Hace 3 meses
User Name
User Name

Thanks.This is probably only the second (maybe third) time in my life I've heard someone pay homage to construction workers who lost their lives in a project.

Hace 2 meses
Vinay Singh
Vinay Singh

It's interesting how when I watch videos like this detailing inginuity, I feel a lot of second-hand pride, even though I had nothing to do with any of it.

Hace un mes
Leslie Ataembo
Leslie Ataembo

So much thought was invested in building a monumental engineering structure that has provided testimonial feat for years to come.

Hace 2 meses
Good News +2
Good News

It's really exciting and excellent engineering ever any Dam. Great Thanks all the Engineering Team and people who Serving entire nation. Thanks your team to make this informative & most interesting clips for us.. it's big resources and helpful as academic development

Hace un mes
MrDmorgan52 +280
MrDmorgan52

remember, there were no computers to do calculations. it was all done with knowledge and experience,pencil and paper. the bypass tunnels were a marvel of engineering by themselves. there is a documentary out in this. great video

Hace 4 meses
williemo44
williemo44

Computer was a job title for a person. They would do that hard math. Unfortunately digital computers were invented and put the human computers out of job. They probably went to teach math in high school or college 😂🤣

Hace un mes
JT Petey
JT Petey

That's probably why humans are engineering way more impressive shit than this now. How was CERN or quantum computing doing back then? Not really a huge deal those luxuries are more of a convenience than a crutch.

Hace 2 meses
Lagrange Point
Lagrange Point

@Eric Schulze The fuck?, why would someone be against the dam?

Hace 2 meses
Kavuri Jayaditya
Kavuri Jayaditya

@Ishu Jadhav 🙏🙏🙏.

Hace 3 meses
Patrick M +3
Patrick M

It's an amazing place to see in person. I'm glad I got to a few years ago.

Hace 2 meses
Arjun Sabu
Arjun Sabu

Really informative and well explained.

Hace 3 meses
Doug Brannies
Doug Brannies

Its an amazing structure. I recommend seeing it in person. Now if it just had water…🥲

Hace 3 meses
Cookster
Cookster

I visited the dam in 1999 on the way to the Grand Canyon. Amazing they deigned and built such structures in the Great Depression. They didn't have computerized info graphics back then either.

Hace 2 meses
Alex
Alex

Yes, they did a great job of engineering the same to building it .. so sad that there is such little water for it to be used in a little time... My Hart goes out to all the millions of people that depend on it...

Hace un mes
John Prendergast +1
John Prendergast

I talked with this old fellow who worked on the Hoover Dam .He said they worked 24 hrs. a day -everyday until it was finished ...Pouring concrete in sections which caused so much heat that all concrete poured would not cure completely for a century...

Hace un mes
bandit +1
bandit

That’s good to know. But can the water supply be enough to power the hoover dam when the river is bone dry?

Hace un mes
James Raymond
James Raymond

Amazing job, both the dam and the documentary!!! ❤️

Hace 18 días
Walter Skewis
Walter Skewis

If you visit, the craftsmanship is amazing especially the concrete finish work. A time when people had pride in their workmanship.

Hace 2 meses
Bhalchandra Wakchaure +1
Bhalchandra Wakchaure

Thanks.For perfect explanation.As a engineer ,I am totally satisfied as a engineering student.Remembering college days for studying fluid machani se,civil engineering,strength of materials,fluid machinery’s.👍

Hace un mes
Lake Nipissing +6
Lake Nipissing

The Chevy Chase movie "Vegas Vacation" showed several of the tunnels when Clark Griswald got "lost" during the tour. Apparently this was one of the first major construction projects where hard hats were mandatory, and this apparently saved countless lives. Funny thing to note: the tallest 'towers' above the face of the dam itself (not the water intake towers behind it), are where the toilets are located for tourists. Very art deco styled inside, when I was there 20 years ago. Hopefully it still is.

Hace un mes
Chad Simmons +1
Chad Simmons

Old style hard hats are terrible, we need computer hats with WI-FI, cell phone charger & lights.

Hace un mes
Jan Rodo +1
Jan Rodo

I have visited this amazing dam in 2019 my friend almost got killed by a falling rocks. This rocks were so big that we joked he should have played lottery that day. So I fully agree with the fact that hard hats must have saved many lives.

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dan delaney +1
dan delaney

I saw in a documentary that the workers on the dam fashioned hard hats out of tar. They were grossly underpaid.

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The Aztech
The Aztech

Got to see it for the first time in person last week. Sad to see the water volume so low. But it was amazing.

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Leibniz +60
Leibniz

You could say the engineer wasn't only brilliant, he was also a Savage.

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RUBEN CARLO ALESSANDRI ANOVA
RUBEN CARLO ALESSANDRI ANOVA

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Dale Gray +1
Dale Gray

Savage was extremely competent, but wasn't brilliant. The ideas that made the dam possible should be credited to A. J. Wiley, who taught Savage the techiques.

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JUST RELAX
JUST RELAX

Kallanai Dam built more than 2,000 years ago by the Chola King Karikalan across the Cauvery River INDIAN Technology

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Hank +5
Hank

Such amazing engineering. Too bad the creator of this video couldn't even get the traffic correct. The US is right hand drive.

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AirCargoHeavy +1
AirCargoHeavy

The little lights aren't twinkling, Clark...

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Roberto Jenkins
Roberto Jenkins

Thanks for providing some great information in a simple and easy way

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Dave Wilkirson +3
Dave Wilkirson

This is amazing. Very nice video and thank you for the effort put into this. I have visited the Boulder/Hoover Dam 6 times over the years. I worked in Las Vegas at DOE and I would often drive out to see the dam. My first visit in 1985 I was able to take the 'Hard Hat' tour. The tour allowed guests to go down to the turbines and see the amazing work in the tunnels and to see the turbine shafts spinning out of the turbine case and up to the generators. An added benefit was a turbine was removed and was sitting on wooden beams near the parking area. The overhead crane and pulley system did that job perfectly. The copper buss bars were still in place from each generator but not used anymore according to the dam guide. The visitor center was not constructed in 1985 so it was a thrill to go back in the 90's and early 2000's to see progress on the dam. A few years ago the butterfly or needle valves were opened only once to do repairs or maybe it was to install new valves. I can't seem to find a video of that day on You Tube but I do remember seeing the video somewhere a few years ago. I live near Lake Texoma (3 miles) and recently the intake structure was modified with new 19ft by 9ft gates each weighing 26 tons. The Denison Dam has only 2 Westinghouse generators rated at 40 Mw. The Denison Dam was built between 1938-1944 and was the only large civil project funded during WW2. One of the Francis Turbines was pitted and removed and now sits in the parking area and is painted with a fence around it for visitors to look at. A worker told me each turbine weighed 80 tons at Denison Dam. As a Boy Scout in the 1960's I got the chance to tour the powerhouse and was the reason why I became an electrical engineer and worked around the world on complex communication systems. I'm retired now but I sure do love watching videos like this one. Good job.

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Douglas Turner +3
Douglas Turner

Great engineering feat. All the way from planning through execution. Too bad Mother Nature's going dry!

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Tony D. +75
Tony D.

As I recall, the penstocks used to divert the river during construction are still in use as outlet pipes for the spillways. I visited the dam in 1983, the only time the water level has been high enough to put the spillways to use.

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Quarky
Quarky

i was thinking the same thing.

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JUST RELAX +3
JUST RELAX

Kallanai Dam built more than 2,000 years ago by the Chola King Karikalan across the Cauvery River INDIAN Technology

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R. Ernie +11
R. Ernie

We also visited the dam during the early '80s. The Ranger took us through so many tunnels I lost count. Even over to the Arizona side. And all free. It was one of the most fascinating things I've ever seen.

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Vishal Malaviya
Vishal Malaviya

The cement heating and water slippage logic were outstanding

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Gabby Jay
Gabby Jay

by far one of the most incredibly amazing things I was blessed to see

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