Tempe Town Lake Downstream Dam
Construction Survey Tempe, Arizona
Structural Grace, Inc. is providing construction survey services for the Tempe Town Lake Downstream Dam. This dam is the world’s largest hydraulically-operated steel gate dam. The steel gate system will consists of eight fabricated steel gates mounted on a new concrete foundation and new reinforced concrete spillway slab approximately 100 feet downstream from the existing rubber bladders. Each gate will be approximately 107 feet long and 17 feet high, weighing approximately 230,000 pounds. The new piers are about 9 feet wide on the upstream side and 4 feet wide on the downstream side.