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Prometheus Statue at Vidraru Dam in Romania

The Vidraru arch dam on the bank of the Arge? River in Romania is an engineering jewel. Built in 1966 to create hydroelectricity, it was the fifth largest dam in Europe at the time. It required 42 kilometers of tunnels, over a million hard rocks extracted from underground and nearly a million cubic meters of concrete to build, plus the loss of about 80 builders' lives. The vast dam is itself worth a visit, and those who do will also catch a glimpse of a statue of Prometheus watching over the dam from atop Plesa Mountain, holding a flash of lightning in his hand to symbolize electricity.
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