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GS Bones 02-22-2007 06:41 PM

DAM-IT! Post Your Dam Pics
There is something about Dams that intrigues me. They may or may not be good for the environment where they are erected, but the engineering that goes into building them and the devastation that takes place when they fail is something to reckon with.

Here is an old dam site in Western Pennsylvania with an interesting history. Interesting find while riding along in the middle of nowhere:

Here is the explanation:

Gotta have the gratuitous bike pic, of course:


odonnks 02-22-2007 06:51 PM

I've been at that same location..

disconnected 02-22-2007 07:26 PM

pennsylvania rocks.. where was this????


Jeffro115 02-22-2007 07:30 PM


Originally Posted by disconnected
pennsylvania rocks.. where was this????


Dude, let's ride there!

disconnected 02-22-2007 07:32 PM

Conemaugh Resivoir near Johnstown Pa

dwayne 02-22-2007 07:33 PM

Stand Up 02-22-2007 07:55 PM

Bull River in SE BC
Here's a little dam NE of Cranbrook BC.....

but the cool thing was the 3 km long wooden penstock.

xdbx 02-22-2007 08:01 PM

the imfamous "fugitive" Dam on US-129 a little south of the Crossroads of Time at Deals Gap, North Carolina side.

Rumor has it that this was the dam harrison ford jumped off of in the movie The Fugitive. Perhaps one of you can finally put that rumor to rest for me?

and looking the opposite way:

and the other dam seen from the overlook:

as well as the pretty rocks coming from fontana and what I remember to be the fontana Dam.


PacWestGS 02-22-2007 08:50 PM

A lot of Bridges and most all Dams on the Columbia River.
I made this trip last summer Starting out (at home) but begining at Astoria, Oregon and following the river all the way up to Canada.

Gallery -

Grand Daddy - Coulee Dam - still the most concrete used in a dam to date.

Yes, it ended in a minor set back :norton

Pastieman 02-22-2007 09:40 PM

Redridge Steel Dam; Redridge, MI (one of the last steel dams around)

The original Timber Dam at Redridge. They took the top 10 or 12 feet off it a few years ago because if it let go they were afraid the steel dam would fail, even with the big holes cut in it. If the steel dam was backed up and failed it would take out the road and people would have to take the LONG way to town.

William Jess dam in Oregon. We don't make them this big in Michgian.

I think this is the Medford dam, also in Oregon. I was on my way to a friends wedding and couldn't pass up the chance to look at another dam.

Ratty2austin 02-22-2007 10:50 PM

hey that one looks familiar! I want to go see this one again, during their laser show @ night!!

Grand Coulee


I think I got the names right? :lol3 :hide

Janet 02-22-2007 11:47 PM

Rance Tidal Barrier
This is the “Barrière” that crosses the River Rance, from Saint Malo to Dinard, Brittany, France. We've crossed it several times on recent trips to France:

There's a bit more information on this “Barrière” at

HairLipDog 02-23-2007 12:36 AM

Diablo Dam, Washington State

PacWestGS 02-23-2007 06:07 AM

Oxbow Dam - Snake River, Oregon (South end of Hells Canyon)

GS Bones 02-23-2007 01:10 PM


Originally Posted by Jeffro115
Dude, let's ride there!

Man, I wish I could recall exactly where this was. I do remember being about half way between Coudersport and North of Pittsburgh, in terms of East West location, but damn if I can remember what route it was on! Sorry about that.


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