Vermontville Water Tower
South of 3rd Street East of Main Street
Riveted steel water tower with built-up support beams.
Photo taken by Nathan Holth in July 2010
+42.62508, -85.0262442°37'30" N, 85°01'34" W
Quadrangle map:Saubee Lake
The tower is traditionally composed with built-up support beams (which include attractive v-lacing) and pin-connected support bracing connections with the bracing rods having loop-forged eyebars. The main supports are traditional built-up beams configured as back-to-back channels with v-lacing on each side.
The tower is an excellent example of a tower built by Pittsburgh - Des Moines Steel Company.
- July 11, 2010: Added by Nathan Holth