Bay City Walking Dredge
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member footTRAX
N 25° 59.515 W 081° 35.600
17R E 440615 N 2874923
Quick Description: Also known as Monegan Walking Dredge
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/1/2007 6:44:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM194X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 47

Long Description:
THIS WALKING DREDGE, BUILT BY THE BAY CITY(MICHIGAN) DREDGE WORKS,
IS THE EARLIEST KNOWN SURVIVOR OF IT'S TYPE. DESIGNED FOR USE OVER SWAMPY TERRAIN WHERE WHEELED OR TRACKED VEHICLES WOULD BOG DOWN. THE
MACHINE'S WEIGHT WAS DISTRIBUTED OVER SHOES, TO MOVE THE MIDDLE
MOVABLE SHOES WERE LOWERED TO TAKE SOME OF THE WEIGHT OFF THE CORNER
SHOES. THE FRAME THEN WAS PULLED FORWARD ABOUT TEN FEET USING BOTH AN
ON-BOARD WINCH AND THE SHOVEL BUCKET, AND LOWERED BACK ONTO THE
CORNER SHOES. THIS MACHINE WAS USED TO DREDGE ROADBED FILL MATERIAL
FOR THE TAMIAMI TRAIL THROUGH THE EVERGLADES.
County / Borough / Parish: Collier

Year listed: 1974

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Mechanical Engineering Landmark

Periods of significance: 1900-1928

Historic function: It was designed to dredge in swampy terrains.

Current function: State Park

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/1/2007 To: 12/31/2007

Hours of operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Street address: Not listed

Privately owned?: Not Listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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