The world’s tallest concrete dam


The world’s tallest concrete dam

At 935 feet high, the Grande Dixence in Switzerland is the tallest gravity dam in the world. Completed in 1961 the dam fuels four hydroelectric power stations that in turn power over 4 Lakh establishments. The dam uses 6 million cubic metres of concrete and weighs about 15 million tonnes, making it heavier than the Great Pyramid of Cheops. In fact, if we were to use the exact same amount of concrete used in its construction, we could build a wall 1.5 metres high running all round the equator!