How much did the Hoover Dam cost to build?

Answer Construction began on the Hoover Dam in June, 1933. The dam's 17 hydroelectric generators started operating in 1935, two years ahead of schedule. The cost to build the dam was around $50 million in... Read More »

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How many years did it take to build the Hoover Dam?

The Hoover Dam was constructed over a period of five years, from 1930 to 1935. The project was actually completed two years earlier than originally projected due to contractual incentive bonuses a... Read More »

How much money did it take to build the hoover dam?

The estimated cost to build the Hoover Dam in 1931 was $50 million. Workers were paid anywhere from $0.50 per hour for a helper to about $1.25 per hour for an operator of the power shovel. The base... Read More »

How much cement was used to build the Hoover Dam?

The pouring of concrete for the Hoover Dam began June 6, 1933. When completed in 1935, the dam rose 726.4 feet (221.3 meters) above the Colorado River and extended 1,244 feet (379.2 meters) betwee... Read More »

How many people did it take to build the Hoover Dam?

An average of 3,500 men and a maximum of 5,218 men were employed yearly during the five years it took to build the Hoover Dam. The contractors had seven years to finish the project, or face penalti... Read More »