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ST. LOUIS INTAKE AND PUMP PIT BUILT WITH CELLULAR COFFERDAM

Issue 20 and Volume 78.

ST. LOUIS INTAKE AND PUMP PIT BUILT WITH CELLULAR COFFERDAM Method Used Similar to the Raising of the “Maine” in Havana Harbor— How Constructed—Nears Completion IN 1915, in a report to the Director of Public Utilities, Edward E. Wall, then water commissioner of the city of St. Louis, recommended the construction of a new water works plant to supplement the present plant at the Chain of Rocks, predicting that the present plant would reach its capacity in 1925. He also recommended that this plant be located at Howard Bend on the Missouri River, a point about forty miles above its confluence with the Mississippi. In the three years previous, surveys had been made of possible sites on the Missouri River, and this particular spot selected as offering the best possibilities for a plant. Additional surveys were made in the next seven years, to determine bank movements, channel changes, etc., and…

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