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Norwich Water Power Company, Dam, West bank of Shetucket River opposite Fourteenth S, Norwich, New London County, CT



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Location
West bank of Shetucket River opposite Fourteenth S, Norwich, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-147-A
Significance: The dam is significant as a major component of an 1882 rebuilding of the Norwich Water Power Company's facilities. The project reduced the length of the canal and improved the flow of water, thereby better meeting the needs of the numerous manufacturers who had located their factories along the company's canal. As modified in 1886 and again in 1915, the 1882 dam is representative of two common 19th-century techniques, massive stone masonry and timber-crib construction.

Subjects
Dams


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW NORTHEAST, GENERAL VIEW OF DAM, WITH CANAL SPILLWAY AND GATEHOUSE VISIBLE ON LEFT
2. VIEW WEST, WEST ABUTMENT, GATEHOUSE IN BACKGROUND
3. VIEW EAST, EAST ABUTMENT
4. VIEW NORTHWEST, DETAIL OF STONE CAP AND FLASHBOARDS AT TOP OF DAM
5. VIEW NORTHEAST, DETAIL OF PLANKING AT WEST END OF DAM, APRON TO CANAL SPILLWAY IN FOREGROUND
6. VIEW NORTHEAST, WEST END OF DAM DURING CONSTRUCTION OF FISHWAY, DECEMBER 1995, SHOWING REMOVAL OF PLANKING
7. SECTION VIEW EAST, WEST END OF DAM, DECEMBER 1995, SHOWING 1915 CRIBBING; 1882 MASONRY ON LEFT
8. VIEW NORTH DURING CONSTRUCTION, DECEMBER 1995, FACE OF ORIGINAL 1882 MASONRY DAM WITH CAPSTONES


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