I'd made an urban safari to visit the earth moving equipment and cement drainage pipe I'd seen lying in the street. I walked for two hours, making other stops along the way, but to find them, virtually unguarded and so close I could touch them, smell the dirt and oil was a special treat. The equipment had a coat of oxidation that virtually matched the earth it was meant to gouge, push and shift around.
|Precast cement pipe laid at disused railroad right-of-way.|
|Here are gaskets and plugs used to connect|
and seal the pipe sections.
|Section placed for installation at the corner|
of 11th Street and Winton Avenue.
I only have a very general idea of how most of the stuff is used, and even looking up specifications on the internet wasn't much help; apparently, manufacturers don't expect that a middle-aged woman's incessant curiosity would lead her to idling through their product info. (Pictures, guys! I want pictures complete with ID call-outs!)
|Metal pipe, grate piece and paraphernalia meant for bracing|
|Looking east on 10th Street at Winton Avenue.|
|Conical shape at back is top section of precast|
manhole which will be stacked onto other
sections like the one at left,
as they are sunk into the ground