Poor management of available resources at the Virginia Dept. of Transportation resulted in $877 million in transportation funds left unspent during the last two fiscal years, says an independent audit commissioned by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R). Photo: Virginia Governor’s office Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell wants recently uncovered transportation funds contracted by Dec. 1. Some of that funding carried over from previous fiscal years will be used to help VDOT award $800 to $900 million in contracts by Dec. 1. “This audit demonstrates that available funding has not been effectively used in the past few years,” McDonnell said Sept. 23.
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.