Mar 2 at 5:30 PM
#ThrowbackThursday We have more than a century of history on power projects. Harry de Berkeley Parsons, Williams brother, designed dams and powerhouses on the Hudson River in New York the Spier Falls powerhouse and dam from 1901 to 1903, and the Sherman Island powerhouse and dam in the early 1920s (pictured). At the time, the project was considered to be most challenging in part because ground conditions varied greatly. The project also involved building a 6-mile railroad from Glens Falls to the site of the dam and a small town to house the 1,000 workers on the construction of the dam, powerhouse, spillway and a diversion canal. Harry wrote a paper on the Sherman Island project that was awarded the 1925 Thomas Fitch Rowland Prize by the American Society of Civil Engineers.