Cedar Point Water Tower

Cedar Point Amusement Park, Offices Area

Riveted steel water tower with built-up support beams.

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Photo taken by Nathan Holth August 30, 2012

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Riveted steel water tower with built-up support beams. Very well-maintained. Visible in many areas of the park but located in an office and employee area not open to the public.

The tower is traditionally composed with built-up support beams (which include attractive v-lacing) and pin-connected support bracing connections. Lattice railings around the tank and spherical finials remain intact on the tower. The tower may have been built by the Chicago Bridge and Iron Works (Also Called Chicago Bridge and Iron Company), which patented designs on water towers and built a majority of such water towers in the Midwest, particularly in the 1920s and 1930s.

Update Log 

  • August 31, 2012: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • June 4, 2011: Added by Nathan Holth