Bluestone Dam – Hinton WV

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The Bluestone Dam began by an executive order of FDR in 1935 with work beginning in 1941 on the dam itself. The Bluestone Dam is constructed with concrete reinforced by steel rods. A unique feature of the dam was the first use of blowing air bubbles into the concrete to help protect from freeze damage. The same technique was used in later dams throughout the nation. In 1997, the Bluestone Dam was determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places for federal flood control program of the early to mid-twentieth century, its association to the New Deal programs. It is also eligible for the association with the landmark Supreme Court case that strengthened the federal government’s ability to develop water resources.

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US Army Corps of Engineers
http://huntington.armylive.dodlive.mil/2010/09/22/corps-awards-48-5-million-contract-for-improvements-to-bluestone-dam/

Project originally submitted by Ernest Everett Blevins on October 18, 2017.

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Location Info


Bluestone Dam
Hinton , West Virginia

Coordinates: 37.635155, -80.895867

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