Approach of Dock 6 – (C)SUBSTREET If it weren’t for the fact there were trees growing from it, and that I cropped out the end of the rail approach, one might think this is still used occasionally. Similar Images ...based on the tags: lake-superior, power, rusty, water... Part of the 1917 mill that had a little bit of roof left over it–most of this building was open to the sky. The birds loved it, but everything metal was quickly becoming too unstable to walk on. A look upriver at the crane of the Port of Detroit, quiet for the night, and the Ambassador Bridge, always humming with Canadian traffic. Downtown Detroit is beautiful, if nobody told you. These machines circulated water through the powder from the ball mills. Gold and silver is heavier than gravel, so it sinks while the junk rock floats. Looking at the tallest part of the plant from a skeletal loading dock. Kodak Portra 160/Mamiya 6. 90% of Brach’s looks like this. Concrete walls, mushroom pillars, and water over the floor. Where the bricks jumped and wood followed, water runs amok. I wonder how sheltered workers on this mid-level catwalk that follows the ore chutes is in storms. Note the chunks of concrete stuck in the catwalk grates–the pockets (right) are falling apart. In the distance, a semi truck kicks up fresh rain from the highway. As seen from the top of the steel blast door. One of the covered rail loading docks. All of them were overgrown and rust-clad.