The 220m tall Contra Dam* was build in the early 1960s and forms part of the Verzasca Hydroelectric Complex in Ticino, Southern Switzerland. This three turbine hydroelectric power plant played a starring role in GoldenEye, where James Bond is shown jumping from the top of this dam (as many bungee jumpers still do today).
Photo Credit: Photo titled "The GoldenEye Dam" by Dr. James Paskins and used with his permission.
*The Contra Dam is also frequently referred to as the Versazca Dam.
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Melissa C. Lott
Melissa C. Lott is an engineer and researcher who works at the intersection of energy, environment, technology, and policy.