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The Angara Dam near Bratsk, impounds the Angara River, the only stream exiting Lake Baikal. Bratsk is several hundred kilometres downstream of Irkutsk. The road goes across the top of the dam, beneath the Trans Siberian Railway, on the very top. From Wikipedia:

"The Bratskaya power plant is one of the largest in the world (ca. 4,500 MW), and the corresponding Bratsk Reservoir (shown here) is the largest artificial lake in the world. It's dam is 160 meters high. The Irkutskaya power plant has a power of 660 MW.[2]"

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