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A Great Bridge on Wheels as High as Brooklyn Bridge, Conneaut, Ohio, U.S.A


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Stereographs
Description:
A train load of coal is being brought to the harbour equipment in Conneaut, OH. The detail shows lakers being loaded in the distance.
Inscriptions:
"6696 -- A Great Bridge on Wheels as High as Brooklyn Bridge, Conneaut, Ohio, U.S.A."
"Keystone View Company., Manufacturers Publishers Made In U.S.A."
"Meadville, Pa. New York, N.Y. Portland, Oregon, London Eng. Sydney, Aus."

Reverse:
"6696 -- A Great Bridge on Wheels as High as Brooklyn Bridge, Conneaut, Ohio, U.S.A.

This view is taken from the north side of the valley of Conneaut River. It looks northwest across the harbor and lake. At the left are the four Hulett machines. At the right and across the harbor are the Brown hoists (old style).

The great bridge or conveyor is 120 feet high and 600 feet long. It is operated by electricity in the same way as the Brown electric hoists. The cab and the bucket are the same as those shown on the Brown electric hoist in view 6686. The bridge picks up the ore dumped in piles back of the Hulett and Brown electric hoists as shown in view 6680 and conveys it to stock piles farther back from the harbor.

No such bridge is used on the west side of the harbor as the Brown hoists (old style) and the King hoists are so long that they deliver the ore to the stock piles directly from the boats. See views 6694, 6698 and 6704.

There is but one bridge in use at Conneaut Harbor at present. It is kept at work all the time while the unloaders are often idle because boats do not arrive at the harbor so regularly as to keep them always busy. In the winter time the bridge is used for loading the ore from the stock piles into railroad cars for shipment to the blast furnaces in the Pittsburg district.

Copyright 1905 The Keystone View Company.
Publisher:
Keystone View Co.
Place of Publication:
Meadville, PA
Date of Original:
c1905
Dimensions:
Width: 17.8 cm
Height: 8.9 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
735
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.9652660197473 Longitude: -80.5455136299133
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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A Great Bridge on Wheels as High as Brooklyn Bridge, Conneaut, Ohio, U.S.A


A train load of coal is being brought to the harbour equipment in Conneaut, OH. The detail shows lakers being loaded in the distance.