Structures which were to be inundated by the reservoir were removed before the lake started to fill. The photo appears to show the destruction of one of the piers which supported the Great Northern bridge across the Columbia at Marcus, Washington.
Expeditions & surveys; Railroad surveys; Fort Walla Walla (Wash.)
Fort Walla Walla was first built along the Columbia River by the Northwest Company to act as a trading center. A second fort was built by the Hudson Bay Company prior to 1831 and served as a frontier post protecting their interests. This was...
The lock is a single lift type, 86 feet wide and 683 feet long, with a 15-foot minimum depth over the sills. The vertical lifts average 75 feet. The lock is located on the Washington side of the Columbia River.
"The Columbia River at Fort Colville is about three hundred and fifty yards wide just above the Sometknu, or Kettle Falls. These consist of two pitches, one of fifteen feet and another below it of ten, and the river is narrowed to two hundred...
Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.);Hydroelectric power plants -- Washington (State);Dams -- United States -- Design and construction.
Shows construction method for the lower portion of the dam. Alternating blocks were constructed. The Columbia River was forced through slots by placement of temporary gates on the upstream side of the dam.