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Snapshots

  1. Dust Collection System

    Snapshot Title: Dust Collection System
    Taken by: ron baraff

    Image: Carrie Furnaces No. 6 & 7, southwest view
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    During the ironmaking process, a blast furnace emits a substantial amount of gas that is a waste product of production. This gas contains small particles of the raw materials used in furnace. If left ...



  2. Hot Metal Bridge

    Snapshot Title: Hot Metal Bridge
    Taken by: ron baraff

    Image: Carrie Furnaces No. 6 & 7, southwest view
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    Owned by Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area

    After the cast was complete and the torpedo cars were filled with molten iron, they were transported by rail to the Homestead Works across the river. O...



  3. Ore Bridge and Crane

    Snapshot Title: Ore Bridge and Crane
    Taken by: ron baraff

    Image: Carrie Furnaces No. 6 & 7, southwest view
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    The current ore bridge and crane are from 1951, replacing the earlier two bridge system that was in place.
    The current configuration is composed of an 186' long span 100' above the ore yard that ca...



  4. Monongahela River

    Snapshot Title: Monongahela River
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Carrie Furnaces No. 6 & 7, southwest view
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    somewhat visible through the trees.

    Barges on the river brought supplies to the furnace.



  5. it's either a Martian lander or a Gigapan robot

    Snapshot Title: it's either a Martian lander or a Gigapan robot
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Carrie Furnaces No. 6 & 7, southwest view
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:



  6. top of blast furnace has been removed?

    Snapshot Title: top of blast furnace has been removed?
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Carrie Furnaces No. 6 & 7, southwest view
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    Compare picture of blast furnaces no 3 & 4 at www.flickr.com/photos/10077757@N00/2209058197/in/set-72157603769561931 Will open in a new tab or window/

    It appears that pipes for hot gas coming out of the top (offtakes and ...



  7. houses of Swissvale

    Snapshot Title: houses of Swissvale
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Carrie Furnaces No. 6 & 7, southwest view
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    with a good view of the furnace



  8. skip car

    Snapshot Title: skip car
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Carrie Furnaces No. 6 & 7, southwest view
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    The skip car carries iron ore, coke, limestone (and other ingredients?) up the ramp, to be dumped into the top of the blast furnace when the right mixture is accumulated.