2016. A section of the third floor that has changed a lot over the years. Compare to 2006 shot.
Behind the factory was an old truck, blocked in by overgrown trees on one side and the buildings on the other.
A sheik mustard-yellow paint scheme across the roofless engine house goes great with the industrial moss and rust.
The license plate reads “Farm Truck”.
What you see is not a crack in the floor, but a long vine extending ten feet onto the shop floor, as if reaching in to escape the wind and rain.
This door used to open at river level, but it has since been built up and sealed with a steel grate. Still, the original doors (with original paint?) stand in the same place. Once they opened to the fresh air, now they are permanently sealed in the tunnels. This is the official entrance for inspecting the mine, hence fiber optic and ladder. Shortly after the plant was demolished, this entire area was resealed and alarmed.
Ultimately, it was the bad roof that doomed these buildings.
Different doors for different vehicles, I would guess. White Pine Mine used tire-based vehicles, rather than track-based, making it pretty different than other mines I’ve been to.