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Bartlett Dam, Verde River, Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ



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Location
Verde River, Phoenix vicinity, AZ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AZ-25
Significance: Bartlett Dam was the first multiple arch dam constructed by the Bureau of Reclamation. It was also the highest multiple arch dam constructed in the United States at the time of its completion.

Related Names
Debler, E. B.
Orme, Lin B.
Bureau Of Reclamation
Hill, Raymond
Barrett, Hilp & Macco


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW SHOWING CONTRACTOR'S CAMP AND BARTLETT DAM IN THE DISTANCE. THE CONTRACTOR'S MESS HALL, COMMISSARY, RECREATIONAL HALL, DORMITORIES, CAMP HOSPITAL, AND WORKMEN'S COTTAGES ARE ALSO SHOWN. February 20, 1939
2. VIEW OF BARTLETT DAM ACCOMMODATION SCHOOL, WITH THE DAM AND SPILLWAY IN THE BACKGROUND. September 10, 1939
3. VIEW SHOWING 'A' FRAME USED TO LIFT ARCH FORMS. HOOK-UP IS FOR RAISING INTRADOS FORM. February 6, 1938
4. VIEW FROM LEFT ABUTMENT, LOOKING ACROSS DAM TOWARD RIGHT ABUTMENT. September 4, 1938
5. GENERAL VIEW OF DAM FROM TOP OF MIXING PLANT, SHOWING BUTTRESSES 6 TO 10 INCLUSIVE. NOTE CONTRACTION JOINTS ARE GENERALLY FILLED TO ELEVATION 1650. PUMPCRETE TRESTLE IS AT ELEVATION 1698. April 21, 1938
6. GENERAL VIEW OF DAM, LOOKING UPSTREAM TOWARD RIGHT ABUTMENT. LEVEL PART OF TRUSSED WALKWAY IS AT ELEVATION 1740. BUTTRESSES 3 (ON EXTREME LEFT), 4, 5, 6 AND 7 COMPLETED TO ELEVATION 1690. May 30, 1938
7. VIEW SHOWING PROGRESS BEING MADE ON ASSEMBLY OF SLIDE GATES AND CONDUIT, NOTE SLIDE GATE TRASH RACK STRUCTURE. June 21, 1938
8. VIEW SHOWING THE PLACEMENT OF CONCRETE IN RIGHT GRAVITY ABUTMENT BETWEEN ELEVATIONS 1695 AND 1700. July 19, 1938
9. VIEW OF DAM FROM LEFT SIDE. PUMPCRETE PIPE LINES ARE CARRIED ON WALKWAY. UPSTREAM PARTS OF BUTTRESSES ARE FOG-SPRAYED TO PERMIT PROMPT FILLING OF CONTRACTION JOINTS. July 30, 1938
10. VIEW SHOWING THE ARCH FORMS. THE INTRADOS FORM IS COMMONLY LIFTED 3 TO 4 DAYS AFTER POURING. REINFORCING STEEL IS THEN PLACED AND THE EXTRADOS FORM RAISED TO POSITION. THE OPERATING OF MOVING FORMS, PLACING STEEL AND CONCRETE FOR EACH ARCH LIFT REQUIRES, ON AVERAGE, EIGHT DAYS. NOTE THE TWO LINES OF WATER PIPE ON THE EXTRADOS FORM. THESE PIPES ARE FILLED WITH SPRAY NOZZLES WHICH ARE IN PRACTICALLY CONTINUOUS OPERATION EXCEPT WHEN WORK IS BEING DONE ON THE FORMS. August 9, 1938
11. DETAIL VIEW OF THE RIGHT SIDE OF BUTTRESS 3, SHOWING SPRAY NOZZLES USED TO REDUCE CONCRETE TEMPERATURES. August 19, 1938
12. DETAIL VIEW OF THE CONTRACTION JOINT AT STATION 0-10 ON BUTTRESS 6 BETWEEN ELEVATIONS 1730 AND 1760. August 31, 1938
13. VIEW SHOWING AGGREGATE PROCESSING PLANT AND AGGREGATE DEPOSIT. August 31, 1938
14. VIEW LOOKING UPSTREAM BETWEEN BUTTRESSES 8 AND 9, AT COMPLETED OUTLET CHANNEL PAVING. NOTE SLIDE GATE OUTLET STRUCTURE AT UPSTREAM END OF PAVING, AND NEEDLE VALVE OUTLETS AT RIGHT. September 9, 1938
15. VIEW LOOKING DOWNSTREAM TOWARD THREE 50 FEET BY 50 FEET SPILLWAY GATES. September 20, 1938
16. VIEW LOOKING DOWNSTREAM AND TOWARD RIGHT ABUTMENT, CROWN OF HIGHEST ARCH IS WITHIN 8 FEET OF TOP OF DAM. September 29, 1938
17. VIEW OF LEFT GRAVITY ABUTMENT EXCAVATION, SHOWING PROGRESS OF TRENCHANT AT UPSTREAM END OF DAM. October 10, 1938
18. VIEW SHOWING, LEFT TO RIGHT, H. J. LAWSON, ALLEN MATTISON, SENATOR CARL HAYDEN, LIN B. ORME, PAUL ROCA, AND J. A. FRAPS. THE UPSTREAM FACE AND SPILLWAY GATES ARE VISIBLE IN THE BACKGROUND. October 1938
19. VIEW OF CONCRETE AGGREGATE PLANT TAKEN FROM SAND STOCK PILE. October 19, 1939
20. VIEW OF TRUCK IN AGGREGATE TUNNEL. November 9, 1939
21. DOWNSTREAM VIEW OF BARTLETt DAM. October 31, 1938
22. VIEW SHOWING THE PLACING OF POROUS CONCRETE AROUND DRAINS IN SPILLWAY PAVING BLOCK ADJACENT TO THE GATE STRUCTURE AND THE LEFT WALL. November 9, 1938
23. VIEW LOOKING UPSTREAM AND TOWARD LEFT ABUTMENT OF DAM. NOTE FORMS FOR LEFT GRAVITY ABUTMENT AT UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF PICTURE. ARCHES 3, 4, 5, AND 7 COMPLETED TO ELEVATION 1795. 5 OR 7.5 FEET BELOW TOP OF PARAPET WALL. November 29, 1938
24. VIEW LOOKING INTO SPILLWAY CHANNEL AND TOWARD GATE STRUCTURE. CONCRETE IN FOREGROUND IS DOWNSTREAM FACE OF SPILLWAY BUCKET. (NOTE WET BURLAP AT CENTER OVER RETAINING WALL.) December 9, 1938.
25. VIEW SHOWING SLIDE GATE OUTLET TRASH RACK STRUCTURE AT BASE OF ARCH 8. NOTE TWO SECTIONS OF NEEDLE VALVE TRASH RACKS IN PLACE BETWEEN ARCHES 8 AND 9. December 20, 1938
26. VIEW SHOWING NEEDLE VALVE TRASH RACK NEARING COMPLETION. ARCHES VISIBLE IN THIS PICTURE ARE 8, 9, 10, AND 11, WHICH HAVE BEEN COMPLETED TO SPRINGING LINE ELEVATIONS 1700, 1744, 1766 AND 1766 RESPECTIVELY. January 1, 1939
27. VIEW FROM TOP OF SPILLWAY GATE STRUCTURE, LOOKING ACROSS TOP OF DAM TOWARDS LEFT ABUTMENT. NOTE PUMPCRETE PIPELINE OF CATWALK WHICH IS USED TO DELIVER CONCRETE TO INCOMPLETE ARCHES ON LEFT SIDE. January 1, 1939
28. VIEW SHOWING LOCATION OF CONCRETE MIXING PLANT AND CABLEWAY TO PUMPCRETE GUN IN RELATION TO THE DAM. February 20, 1939
29. CLOSE-UP VIEW OF COMPLETED ARCHES ADJACENT TO RIGHT GRAVITY ABUTMENT. NOTE PARAPET WALL AND FLASHBOARD INSERTS ON ARCH 2. February 1939
30. VIEW LOOKING LEFT TO RIGHT AND SHOWING ONE OF THE 50 FEET BY 50 FEET SPILLWAY GATES, HOIST CHAIN, AND TRACK AND ROLLER ASSEMBLY. MAN IS STANDING ON COUNTERWEIGHT. March 9, 1939
31. PHOTOGRAPH OF WILLIAM BARTLETT c. late 1920, courtesy of Carl Moore.
32. DOWNSTREAM VIEW OF BARTLETT DAM, SHOWING SPILLWAY, SPILLWAY CHUTE, BUTTRESSES AND OUTLET WORKS
33. DOWNSTREAM VIEW OF BARTLETT DAM FROM STREAM BED. SPILLWAY RETAINING WALL IS AT UPPER LEFT
34. VIEW OF SPILLWAY CHUTE, SHOWING CONCRETE APRON AND GUNITE USED TO RETARD EROSION
35. VIEW OF UPSTREAM SIDE OF SPILLWAY. RESERVOIR, PARAPET AND FLASHBOARDS ARE AT LOWER LEFT; GATE OPERATING ROOM WINDOWS ARE AT CENTER TO UPPER RIGHT
36. VIEW LOOKING ACROSS DOWNSTREAM FACE OF DAM FROM WEST SIDE, FLASHBOARDS ARE VISIBLE ATOP PARAPET WALL, IRRIGATION RELEASE VALVE HOUSE IS AT CENTER RIGHT
37. VIEW OF VERDE RIVER FROM ATOP BARTLETT DAM
38. VIEW OF BARTLETT LAKE FROM ATOP BARTLETT DAM
39. VIEW OF GATE OPERATING ROOM ABOVE SPILLWAY GATES. NOTE 'USBR 1937' INSCRIPTION
40. VIEW OF WEST END OF SPILLWAY GATE OPERATING ROOM, SHOWING MAINTENANCE CRANE ABOVE MACHINERY
41. VIEW SHOWING IRRIGATION WATER BEING RELEASED FROM VALVE HOUSE
42. INTERIOR VIEW OF VALVE HOUSE, SHOWING LOWER VALVE. UPPER VALVE IS BEING REPLACED
43. BARTLETT DAM, RESERVOIR AND VICINITY MAP. April 23, 1936
44. BARTLETT DAM, GEOLOGIC MAP AND SECTIONS. February 5, 1939
45. BARTLETT DAM, EXCAVATION DETAILS. August 19, 1939
46. BARTLETT DAM, GEOLOGY AND GROUTING. August 17,1939
47. BARTLETT DAM, PLAN, ELEVATIONS AND SECTIONS. April 23, 1936
48. BARTLETT DAM, BUTTRESS, PLAN AND SECTIONS. December 10, 1936
49. BARTLETT DAM, BUTTRESS DIMENSIONAL DIAGRAM. August 14, 1936
50. BARTLETT DAM, ARCH AND BUTTRESS DIMENSIONAL PLAN AND SECTIONS. August 13, 1936
51. BARTLETT DAM, BUTTRESS NO. 3, CONSTRUCTION RECORD. March 2, 1938
52. BARTLETT DAM, BUTTRESS NO. 4, CONSTRUCTION RECORD. December 3, 1938
53. BARTLETT DAM, BUTTRESS NO. 5, CONSTRUCTION RECORD. February 24, 1938
54. BARTLETT DAM, BUTTRESS NO. 6, CONSTRUCTION RECORD. November 20, 1937
55. BARTLETT DAM, BUTTRESS NO. 7, CONSTRUCTION RECORD. October 8, 1937
56. BARTLETT DAM, BUTTRESS NO. 8, CONSTRUCTION RECORD. June 21, 1937 Bartlett Dam
57. BARTLETT DAM, LEFT GRAVITY SECTION, PLAN, ELEVATION AND SECTIONS. April 19, 1937
58. BARTLETT DAM, RIGHT GRAVITY SECTION, PLAN AND SECTIONS. October 8, 1937
59. BARTLETT DAM, WALKWAY AND PARAPET, PLAN AND SECTIONS. August 29, 1938
60. BARTLETT DAM, SPILLWAY, GENERAL PLAN AND SECTIONS. April 23, 1936
61. BARTLETT DAM, SPILLWAY GATE STRUCTURE, SUPERSTRUCTURE. April 23, 1936
62. BARTLETT DAM, SPILLWAY, SO FOOT BY 50 FOOT REGULATING GATE, GENERAL INSTALLATION ASSEMBLY. November 16, 1936
63. BARTLETT DAM, SPILLWAY, 50 FOOT BY 50 FOOT REGULATING GATE HOISE, COMPLETE ASSEMBLY. February 20, 1937
64. BARTLETT DAM, NEEDLE VALVE HOUSE, PLANS, ELEVATIONS, AND SECTIONS. March 26, 1937
65. BARTLETT DAM, NEEDLE VALVE INTAKE STRUCTURE, PLAN, ELEVATION AND SECTIONS. October 19, 1936
66. BARTLETT DAM, NEEDLE VALVE OUTLETS, PLAN AND SECTIONS. April 23, 1936
67. BARTLETT DAM, OUTLET WORKS, 72-INCH OUTLET PIPES. November 6, 1936
68. BARTLETT DAM, SLIDE GATE OUTLETS, PLAN AND SECTIONS. March 29, 1937
69. BARTLETT DAM, SLIDE GATE OUTLETS, PLAN AND SECTIONS. April 23, 1936
70. BARTLETT DAM, SADDLE DAM, REINFORCEMENT DETAILS November 15, 1938


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