Dam 48 was most most likely the biggest building undertaking Henderson County had ever viewed up till 1921 and it took a quarter-century for it to appear to fruition. 

Alongside the way there have been two different development providers, which experienced to contend with a gigantic flood, cofferdam failures, ice gorges, labor problems and other setbacks. Like Earth War I.

In 1974 Leland R. Johnson wrote a historical past of the Louisville District of the U.S. Military Corps of Engineers called The Falls Metropolis Engineers. This is what he experienced to say about Dam 48, which was positioned 5.7 miles downriver from Henderson.

“Shifting sand foundations, recurrent flooding of cofferdams, brief operating seasons, and other issues so delayed construction that abandoning the slackwater challenge below Lock and Dam No. 48 was thought of. Handful of contractors were hardy, or ‘foolhardy,’ more than enough to undertake the assignments beneath Louisville,” which lacked a rock or compacted gravel base to make on.