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Waterways Experiment Station, Hydraulics Laboratory, Halls Ferry Road, 2 miles south of I-20, Vicksburg, Warren County, MS

Waterways Experiment Station, Hydraulics Laboratory, Halls Ferry Road, 2 miles south of I-20, Vicksburg, Warren County, MS

 
 
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Significance: Established in response to a campaign to create a national hydraulics laboratory during the 1920s, the Waterways Experiment Station's activities include the resolution of hydraulic problems in waterways and harbors as well as the design and testing of hydraulic structures through the use of physical and numerical (computer generated) models. The Station has become the world's largest and best-equipped laboratory facility for practical application of experimental hydraulics. It has been designated an Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-4
Survey number: HAER MS-2
Building/structure dates: after 1930 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 00001511

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Historic American Engineering Record, creator
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Pitot, Henri de
Darcy, Henri P G
Bentzel, Carl E
Leupold Volpel and Company
Leupold and Stevens, Inc
W and L E Gurley Instrument Company
Price, Wililam Gunn
P & S Enterprises
US Army Corps of Engineers, sponsor
Robinson, Michael C, project manager
Lange, Robie S, project manager
Caturegli, Romano, researcher
Christianson, Justine, transmitter
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mississippi32.35265, -90.87788
Google Map of 32.3526456, -90.877882
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