Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Carrie Furnace in Pennsylvania


Along the Monongahela River in the Pittsburgh area industrial town of Rankin, Pennsylvania, stand the remains of Carrie Furnace. The Carrie Furnaces were built in 1884 and operated until 1982. Furnaces 6 and 7, which are all that is left at the site today, reached their peak production in the 1950's and 1960's when they were producing 1000 -1250 tons of iron a day.

The industrial site is under redevelopment during the last several years that will allow visitors to climb a series of walkways around the towers and see close hand the furnaces that set world records in the production of iron. 

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2 comments:

  1. The Carrie Furnaces were built in 1884 and operated until 1882.?

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    1. That would be interesting! I corrected it to 1982, thanks for noticing ;)

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