Title: Cross-section of the Apron Over the Falls
Source: Colonel F.U. Farquhar
Description: Farquhar, a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, created this cross-section of the dike and falls at St. Anthony.
- This is a "cross-section" diagram, meaning it shows a cutaway view so you can see the Falls better. What is your view of the Falls in this digram?
- The concrete dike at the Falls was designed to hold up the narrow limestone layer under the water. Why do you think this might be necessary?
- Why might it be so important for the engineers at the Falls to create a dike to protect it?
- Since engineers were trying to protect the Falls, what role do you think the apron could have had in that effort?