At the time of its construction in 1929, the Hardy Dam was the largest earthen dam in North America east of the Mississippi River. It is located on the Muskegon River north of Newaygo. A road passes over the top of the dam, similar to the Hoover Dam between Nevada and Arizona. I have never driven over the Hover Dam, but the road on the Hardy Dam is an experience to traverse. It is rather narrow with a concrete wall on one side and a guardrail and dropoff on the other. If you are ever in the area you need to drive across it. A park on the east side of the river has some parts of the dam on display and gives some history of it.
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