Puddler's Break - Boulder City, NV
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 35° 58.685 W 114° 50.254
11S E 694963 N 3983679
One of several occupational memorials related to the dam construction, this represents the puddlers who poured the concrete.
Waymark Code: WMA2WG
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 11/07/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 18

Legend has it there are many workers buried in Hoover Dam. However, due to the manner in which the Dam was constructed, this would have been impossible. ;Puddlers' directed buckets of concrete, and then used their shovels and feet to spread it around. In the process, they made sure there were no air bubbles or debris that would weaken the structure after it hardened. Moreover, gresh concrete was added 8 cubic yards at a time, increasing the depth by only two to three inches at a time, and was never deep enough to submerge a person. While many laborers lost their lives building the Dam, none were ever buried within.

Puddlers Break
by Sutton Betti
Sector of the workforce: Dam Builder

Created or Donated by which group: Sutton Betti

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