In 1931, a committee of experts was assembled to survey the activity on the ground during the construction of the Hoover Dam. Three engineers and three contractors. Each eminent in their field.
One of the men was Colonel George Walbridge, appointed by the Associated General Contractors (AGC). This act of public service solidified Walbridge’s standing as a construction authority. Today, the Hoover Dam remains one of America’s seminal engineering and environmental achievements.
It is filled with 3.25 million cubic yards of concrete, enough to pave a strip 16 feet wide and eight inches thick from San Francisco to New York City.
At the time of completion, one observer called it, “Doing something that counts.”