The Government's Plan
Clip: Season 11 | 1m 6s
Building the 700 foot high dam was only one piece of the puzzle. Workers would also build two power plants, dig four tunnels into rock yard canyon, divert the flow of the river, pour 4 1/2 million cubic yards of concrete, and build a city in the desert to house 5,000 families.
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During the dam's construction, the job of the high scaler was by far the most dangerous.
The most dangerous phase of Hoover Dam's construction was building the diversion tunnels.
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