From Fame to Failure: The St. Francis Dam (Part 1)

by T.R. Witcher, Contributing Editor; ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2019, Vol. 89, Issue 7, Pg. 40-43


Document Type: Editorial

Abstract: One of the most devastating engineering disasters in American history, the 1928 St. Francis Dam failure has had a lasting impact on the profession of civil engineering.

Subject Headings: Dam failures | Failure analysis | Engineering history | Engineering profession | Man-made disasters | History and Heritage

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