Building Eastman Falls (1937)
This photo shows the construction of the current Eastman Falls Hydro Station on the Pemigewasset River in Franklin, N.H. The original, stone-filled-coffer dam—which was built by the B&M Railroad in 1901—can be seen up river (on the right).
“In 1937, a new concrete dam and powerhouse were built; the old units were removed and only part of the original powerhouse foundation was utilized,” says PSNH retiree Bob Gundersen. “Even now, when the reservoir is lowered for dam maintenance, the old masonry buttress from the old dam on the far riverbank is visible.”
The 6.4 MW hydro station at Eastman Falls continues to produce power today.
Photo date: January 13, 1937
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