Construction of the Soo Line ore dock in Ashland, Wisconsin
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View of construction of the Soo Line ore dock on the Chequamegon Bay in Ashland, Wisconsin in 1916. In the foreground are traveling construction towers or cranes and construction materials. On the left is a barge and crane. On the right is a ship at the Wisconsin Central #1 ore dock which became the Soo Line #1 and was torn down in 1920.
The construction of the Soo Line ore dock in Ashland, Wisconsin took place during 1916 and 1917. This dock was designed by Toltz Engineering Company of St. Paul, Minnesota (today TKDA) and built by General Contractors: Foley Brothers and Peppard and Fulton of St. Paul. The Soo Line ore dock was built of concrete and steel, at 900 feet in length with 150 pockets. It had a capacity of 52,500 tons and the timber trestle approach was 1,000 feet long. The dock was 65 feet 8 inches wide at the water line and 59 feet wide with 4 railroad tracks at the top. There were 6,800 piles driven to support this dock and it was 80 feet high above the waterline.
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- Ashland Historical Society Museum
- Ore industry
Bays (Bodies of water)
Boat & ship industry
Chequamegon Bay (Wis.)
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- Construction of the Soo Line ore dock in Ashland, Wisconsin. 1916. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://content.mpl.org/cdm/ref/collection/Ashland/id/2. (Accessed December 16, 2019.)
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- (1916) Construction of the Soo Line ore dock in Ashland, Wisconsin. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://content.mpl.org/cdm/ref/collection/Ashland/id/2
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