Strengthening Gate House At Dam

by Laurel | August 27th, 2014

05 July 1936

Strengthening Gate House At Dam

Strengthening Gate House At Dam
05 Jul 1936

Holyoke, July 4 — The picture shows extremely well how the piers at the headgate of the Holyoke Water Power Company are being buttressed so that there will be no danger from high floods in future years. The view is from the downstream side and when completed each pier will have buttress similar to the four nearly completed, shown in the picture. The head gatehouse stood the flood well but it was deemed wise to be sure that a still higher flood would not wreck it. With the overflow wall just below also buttressed and other safeguards it is felt that the dam, abutments and gatehouse will stand a much higher flood than that of this year if it ever comes.

Adapted from the Springfield Republican.

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