A very sophisticated system of concrete transfer was designed by Cominco engineers for the construction of the Waneta Dam. A heavy cable was strung across the canyon from a stationary tower beyond the batch plant on the north bank to a movable anchor on the south bank. The latter consisted of a heavily ballasted carriage that ran on a curved track, which could be positioned by electric motors to align the cableway above the pour. March 1952. (Walter Volovsek collection)

A very sophisticated system of concrete transfer was designed by Cominco engineers for the construction of the Waneta Dam. A heavy cable was strung across the canyon from a stationary tower beyond the batch plant on the north bank to a movable anchor on the south bank. The latter consisted of a heavily ballasted carriage that ran on a curved track, which could be positioned by electric motors to align the cableway above the pour. March 1952. (Walter Volovsek collection)

Walter Volovsek: Retrospectives – Concrete Variations 4

A very sophisticated system of concrete transfer was designed by Cominco engineers

Concrete Variations 4

A very sophisticated system of concrete transfer was designed by Cominco engineers for the construction of the Waneta Dam. A heavy cable was strung across the canyon from a stationary tower beyond the batch plant on the north bank to a movable anchor on the south bank. The latter consisted of a heavily ballasted carriage that ran on a curved track, which could be positioned by electric motors to align the cableway above the pour. March 1952.

Walter Volovsek collection.

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