The dredge is divided into four levels. The top level has controls for the tailings boom and, when it was there, the bucket excavator.
It seemed the only way to get a view of the room was to climb above the mounds of rotting donations, now not even fit to burn.
Camera: Pentax 67.
The city constructed a wall in the early 2000s to discourage visitors. Note the staircase is cut off, too.
Kat dancing down the trestle, which is one of the highest in the state, standing about 100 feet over the road. Mamiya 6/Portra 160
“Man has set for himself the goal of conquering the world but in the processes loses his soul.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer and historian.
There isn’t an unbroken window in the entire historic complex as of 2013.
Ektar 100/Mamiya 6. Looking out the window a the foundations of the demolished company homes.
Standing on the fence barricade that used to keep squatters out of the tunnel, the size of the space is impressive. What you see here is the current length of the tunnel; I set up a flashlight at the end to illuminate the concrete wall that is the lower portal.