Evaluating History—The Edison Sault Powerhouse

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by J. Craig Johnson, EWI Engineering Associates, Minneapolis, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '91: A New View of Hydro Resources

Abstract: The hydroelectric facility owned by the Edison Sault Electric Company at Sault Ste Marie, Michigan was an engineering marvel when it was designed and constructed. This paper explores the history of this remarkable facility from a civil engineering viewpoint as well as how it performs against today's design standards.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Hydro power | Building design | Engineering firms | Foundation design | Electric power | Engineering history | Michigan | North America | United States

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