Re: "Different" flat load


mcindoefalls
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "al_brown03" <abrown@...> wrote:

"Ford Motor Company
constructed an assembly plant in 1929 at Edgewater[, N.J.] . . .
Vehicles could be loaded directly onto deep draft vessels for
shipment to domestic and foreign ports." . . . I would guess the
pilings were for a pier.

Possibly, but the Edgewater plant was built on filled-in tidal flats
adjacent to the Hudson River. When erecting a large structure on such
a site, pilings would be driven down to bedrock to provide firm
support for the building.

Walt Lankenau

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