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Delgany Sewer 1892 - Denver, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 39° 45.194 W 105° 00.023
13S E 499967 N 4400369
Quick Description: While we often ignore these important public works projects, early sewers and water pipes were crucial to public health and safety.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 3/13/2015 7:53:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMNGNG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Miles ToGeo
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Long Description:
"Delgany Street Sewer The Delgany Street Sewer, located under the alignment of Wewatta Street to the west of the DUS, was one of the early major public works projects in Denver. It was built in 1892 with the use of oxen, plows and Italian brick masons. It was built of three layers of concentric bricks with diameters ranging from 58 inches to 94 inches. The sewer was taken out of service and filled with fly ash in 1996 after more than 100 years of service. The Delgany Street Sewer is historically significant for its unique construction and as an example of one of Denver’s very early major public works projects." (from pg. 3-27, (visit link) )

The plaque is found in RTD's bus transit station between gates B4 and B5. The above coordinates are the east entrance into the transit station.
Group or Groups Responsible for Placement:
Denver Regional Transportation District and History Colorado


County or City: Denver

Date Dedicated: 2014

Check here for Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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