The Bleilochtalsperre in Thuringia, which accumulates the Saale, is in terms of the volume of the largest reservoir in Germany. It is named after the lead holes that were there before the impoundment and in which lead was mined. The concrete dam is one of the historical landmarks of civil engineering in Germany (Wikipedia).
November 27, 2018
As the dam wall lies between the lead mountains, the dam got its name. The dam was built in the years 1926-1932. The construction of the Bleilochtalsperre took place within the emergency work of the country Thuringia. Unemployed people from all parts of Thuringia and Saxony were employed for the construction of the barrier for 6 months each. In 1926, the hourly wages were reduced from 70 to 64 pfennig with 10 to 12 hours working hours.The congestion put 120 buildings and 20 industrial plants under water. 700 inhabitants had to be relocated.The length of the wall is 208, the height 65 m and the width 47m at the sole.
March 24, 2019
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