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I didn't see the bucket on the satellite imagery.That's why i thought what it was.
Here are a variety of photos I took of the various ore conveyors on the Indiana Harbor Canal (former Inland Steel works). These photos show a few different configurations, including fixed trusses and even trusses with a bascule component to raise and lower the end over the water. They ride along the canal's edge on a rail system. Large bucket scoops move perpendicular to the rail system, suspended from the trusses by a movable cable system. They are capable of unloading freighters, stockpiling materials in piles, and later transferring materials to the mills.
Although perhaps a better fit for landmarkhunter.com, I can guarantee that these structures are of far more interest to historians than the neighborhood modern prefab ConTech bridge, so I encourage anyone who knows of such structures to go ahead and photograph them even if the final destination is landmarkhunter.com vs bridgehunter.
Here is a beautiful example of a preserved steel mill loading crane in Bethlehem, PA. Thank you for conformation guys. This is what I thought it was
I assume its a conveyor/crane system used to load/unload coal for the power plant.
Some of the old steel mills have beautiful riveted steel ore conveyors that have very strong bridge-like characteristics. US Steel Garyworks, steel mills along the Indiana Harbor Canal, steel works at Cleveland, all come to mind. Some even have an end that acts like a bascule.
This may be a wild guess Royce but it could be a watering system to keep the coal dust down.I agree it is not a bridge but one on a set of tracks that it rides on.Probably steel wheels.If i am wrong,i stand corrected.
I am not sure this is a bridge. Might be some type of crane. Appears to be mounted on tracks with no approaches that I see. Can someone else take a look