Near Page in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Concrete Bucket / Concrete Core Sample
Reclamation: Managing Water in the West
This is one of several concrete buckets that poured the concrete in Glen Canyon Dam. Each bucket held 24 tons (22 metric tons) of concrete and it took over 400,000 buckets to complete the dam. The first pour of concrete occurred on June 17, 1960, the start of an around-the-clock process that continued uninterrupted until September of 1963.
Concrete Core Sample
The polished core cylinder shows the kind of materials that make up the dam. The imbedded rocks are aggregate (gravel) from the streambed near Wahweap Creek, 8 miles (13 kilometers) away from the dam. Other materials include limestone cement from Clarkdale, Arizona; pozzolan (a kind of volcanic ash) from near Flagstaff, Arizona; and fly ash.
Erected by Bureau of Reclamation.
Location. 36° 56.178′ N, 111° 29.178′ W. Marker is near Page, Arizona, in Coconino County. Touch for map. Marker is on top of the Glen Canyon Dam, off US Route 89 at the Colorado River. Marker is in this post office area: Page AZ 86040, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Turbine Runner (within shouting distance of this marker); Rock Bolts / High Scaling (within shouting Hydroelectric Power - A Green and Renewable Energy Source (within shouting distance of this marker); Bureau of Reclamation Memorial Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Dinosaur Tracks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Intake Structures (about 400 feet away); Glen Canyon Dam (about 500 feet away); Colorado River Storage Project / Glen Canyon Dam (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Page.
Also see . . .
1. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. (Submitted on February 17, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Glen Canyon Dam Controversy. (Submitted on February 17, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,056 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 17, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.