Water Tunnels – Denver CO

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In the development of the Denver water supply system, the WPA and PWA helped with construction of tunnels.

“1935 — Construction began on Moffat Water Tunnel Diversion Project, which was part of the New Deal’s Public Works Administration program; the Moffat Tunnel was enlarged and partially lined.

1936 — The first delivery of water through the Moffat Water Tunnel took place. This, during the height of the Dust Bowl drought and continuing population explosion.”

The January 1937 Western Construction News has a article on a PWA built tunnel “Contract awarded to Broderick & Gordon, 1900 31st St. Denver CO, $553,622, by the Manager of Improvements and Parks, Denver Colorado, for constructing the Williams Fork Tunnel, PWA Docket No. 1018R.”

Source notes

http://www.denverwater.org/AboutUs/History/historicaltimeline/

Western Construction News Jan. 1937

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on May 9, 2017.

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Denver, CO

Location notes: 39.895249, -105.693765 The Moffet tunnel goes through the Continental Divide

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