Mansfield Dam – Austin TX

Description

Mansfield Dam (formerly Marshall Ford Dam) is a dam located across a canyon at Marshall Ford on the Colorado River, 13 miles (21 km) northwest of Austin, Texas. The groundbreaking ceremony occurred on February 19, 1937 with United States Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes attending. The dam was a joint project by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) and the United States Bureau of Reclamation, with the company Brown and Root the prime contractor. The dam was completed in 1941. Originally called Marshall Ford Dam, the name was changed in 1941 in honor of United States Representative J.J. Mansfield.”   (wikipedia)

The final stages of construction were completed with PWA funding as well.

Source notes

1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mansfield_Dam
2) http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth281942/m1/2/zoom/?q=PWA
3) Savage, Sean J. 2006. JFK, LBJ, and the Democratic Party. SUNY Press.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 13, 2014.

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Location Info


Mansfield Dam Rd.
Austin, TX 78732

Coordinates: 30.392575613709727, -97.90760983652342

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