Vidalia in Concordia Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Sidney A. Murray, Jr., Hydroelectric Station
The first hydroelectric generating station in the State of Louisiana was developed jointly by the Catalyst-Vidalia Corp. and Dominion Capital, Inc. which formed a partnership, the Louisiana Hydroelectric Limited Partnership, in conjunction with co-licensee, the Town of Vidalia, at a cost of $534 million.
The 192 megawatt generating station is located just north of the U.S. Corps of Engineers' Old River Control Complex structures. The plant structure was prefabricated at Avondale Shipyards in New Orleans and was floated 208 miles upriver to its final destination.
Up to 170,000 cubic feet per second of water flows through the station's eight massive hydraulic turbines which were fabricated in England and Sweden. Engineers, designers and manufacturing workers from 16 foreign countries
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1990.
Location. 31° 33.883′ N, 91° 25.167′ W. Marker is in Vidalia, Louisiana, in Concordia Parish. Marker can be reached from Concordia Avenue. Marker is on the Vidalia Landing Riverwalk, off Highway 84. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vidalia LA 71373, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Relocation of Vidalia (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Bowie (about 600 feet away); Mississippi River (about 700 feet away); Post of Concord Established (approx. ¼ mile away); Natchez (approx. half a mile away); Natchitoches - Natchez Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); Natchez Under-the-Hill - Life on the Riverfront (approx. 0.6 miles away in Mississippi). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vidalia.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 5,815 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.
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