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Bullards Bar Dam Pictures and Assessment – Part 2: The Back

This is the entrance to the massive spillway on the front side of New Bullards Bar Dam. Obviously, water levels were significantly down when this sequence was shot…

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These gates are just massive – the pictures don’t do them justice…

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We soon threw increasingly large rocks into the water – requiring the maximum efforts of both Brandon and me working together…

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The water’s pretty, right?

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Scale…

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These footprints in the base of the dam are at least 40 years old. I wonder if the construction worker that made them is even alive anymore?

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We climbed up onto the platforms using some old driftwood… This should make it easier to understand how large these gates are. This is just part of one of them…

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Getting down was less technical…

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Click to go to Part 1: The Front

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4 thoughts on “Bullards Bar Dam Pictures and Assessment – Part 2: The Back

  1. Ok, so I totally randomly got here while I was searching something else, but loved your pictures. Very awesome. My dad was actually a civil engineer who designed dams, so we saw quite a few while growing up, and I actually appreciate how cool that is! :D

    Rock on!

  2. Pingback: Bullards Bar Dam Pictures and Assessment – Part 1: The Front « The Velvet Rocket

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