Mullaperiyar Dam, 19th century

Mullaperiyar Dam, 19th century

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Caption: Mullaperiyar Dam, 19th-century artwork. Known at the time as the Periyar Dam, this dam was built from 1887 across the Periyar River in the state of Kerala in southern India. It opened in 1895. It is a gravity dam built from a brick-limestone concrete, and faced with rubble. The height is 54 metres, and its width is 365 metres. At its base, it is 42 metres thick, narrowing to 4 metres at the crest. Workers are seen on the crest and ascending scaffolding at right. 483 workers died during construction, from diseases such as malaria. Artwork from the 20th volume (second period of 1897) of the French popular science weekly 'La Science Illustree'.

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