January 13th, 2006

Redstart

Rome NY

Abandoned vulcanizing tower at Rome Cable Corp. Long (100k ft.) lengths of braided copper cable would be towed to the top and on the return trip, vulcanized rubber insulation would be applied at the rate of 1' to 2'/minute. When I worked there, one of my job assignments was at the bottom end, where I essentially did 2 minutes of work every half hour *lol* And for the record, the top of this tower was quite the partyin' spot ;-)

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Hey I'm new to the community so yeah. "Howdy." I live in northern California, and there's an abandoned Naval base called Skaggs Island about 15 minutes away from my house. Over 60 buildings on the property, rarely a human around there. I'm probably going back over the weekend and taking a lot of pictures, but for now here's a picture of the administration building that burned down. They're restoring the area back to wetlands, so it's not going to be there very long, and in the process, ruining the habitats for literally thousands of owls and raccoons, and other such animals.

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This building is terrifying to go into, because it was burned down and every step you take the floor bends and creaks. So yeah, a lot more pictures over the next couple of days.
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Redstart

Herkimer NY

Abandoned viaduct over W. Canada Creek north of Herkimer NY. This was built between 1901 and 1903 and carried the Utica & Mohawk Valley trolley tracks over the stream. It was abandoned in 1933.

**EDIT**
I found some information on this bridge, courtesy of Mr. Frank Tomaino and the Utica Observer-Dispatch. It was opened during the week of May 11, 1903 and according to a newspaper article, it was "[a] historic day in Herkimer as its new, half-million-dollar trolley bridge opens to traffic. The bridge is being called 'a wonder of the engineering world of bridge-building.' It is 1,212 feet long, has 10 concrete arches and a 225-foot steel span."


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