In October 1913, this CPR grain silo started to tip over. It was loaed with over a million bushels of wheat and was newly built. It continued to sink slowly for over 12 hours until finally it was at at angle of 30 degrees from vertical but still intact...
The wheat was emptied from the bins, and work began to right it. By tunelling underneath it, they built new foundations down to the bedrock and then pushed it back into position... it is still in use today... the only damage was when the machinary for emptying the bins which was in a smaller building on the roof slid off....
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I'm always in and out of the area.. It looks familiar, but I just can't place my finger on the old location of it.
Thank-you for your patience,
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