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Snapshots

  1. bridge

    Snapshot Title: bridge
    Taken by: meidennis chen

    Image: Carrie Furnace - view from bleeder valve
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    of Homestead?



  2. another bleeder valve

    Snapshot Title: another bleeder valve
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Carrie Furnace - view from bleeder valve
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    like the one from which this photo was taken



  3. The Edgar Thompson Works

    Snapshot Title: The Edgar Thompson Works
    Taken by: David Bear

    Image: Carrie Furnace - view from bleeder valve
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    I believe this US Steel facility in Braddock is the last hot metal works left in the county.



  4. Great Allegheny Passage bicycle trail

    Snapshot Title: Great Allegheny Passage bicycle trail
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Carrie Furnace - view from bleeder valve
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    The GAP is a bicycle trail from Pittsburgh to Cumberland Maryland, and connecting to the C&O Canal Towpath Trail to Washington DC. See www.atatrail.org Will open in a new tab or window/

    This section of the GAP is called ...



  5. old smokestacks of Homestead Works

    Snapshot Title: old smokestacks of Homestead Works
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Carrie Furnace - view from bleeder valve
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    at image center



  6. Homestead Grays Bridge

    Snapshot Title: Homestead Grays Bridge
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Carrie Furnace - view from bleeder valve
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    over the Monongahela River



  7. The pumphouse - site of Homestead Strike of 1892

    Snapshot Title: The pumphouse - site of Homestead Strike of 1892
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Carrie Furnace - view from bleeder valve
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    When steelworkers went on strike for better working conditions -- one of the most significant labor disputes in US history.

    See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homestead_Strike Will open in a new tab or window



  8. top of hot blast stoves

    Snapshot Title: top of hot blast stoves
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Carrie Furnace - view from bleeder valve
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    I'm guessing it was LOUD and HOT for workers on these catwalks, eh?



  9. Calvary Cemetery

    Snapshot Title: Calvary Cemetery
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Carrie Furnace - view from bleeder valve
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    nice view from here



  10. Bleeder Valve - #6 Blast Furnace - Carrie Furnace

    Snapshot Title: Bleeder Valve - #6 Blast Furnace - Carrie Furnace
    Taken by: ron baraff

    Image: Carrie Furnace - view from bleeder valve
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    Four "uptakes" allow the hot, dirty gas to exit the furnace dome, while "bleeder valves" protect the top of the furnace from sudden gas pressure surges



  11. view toward blast furnace 7

    Snapshot Title: view toward blast furnace 7
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Carrie Furnace - view from bleeder valve
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    Behind the hot blast stoves (the big tanks at center) and the tall smokestack is blast furnace 7.
    The Monongahela River at left.