Maine’s Stroudwater Dam Inspected
July 23, 2012
Portland Press Herald: Engineers opened the floodgates Monday (July 16) on a 162-year-old stone dam on the Stroudwater River [in Portland, Maine] so it could be inspected for damage that city officials believe occurred several years ago when debris struck the upstream wall.
The dam, located near the near the Westbrook Street bridge, was built in 1850 for floating logs down the Stroudwater River to the Fore River, and was expanded in the 1900s for ice harvesting, according to city records.
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