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Before and After

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Lifting crews with Caldwell Tanks, Inc., Louisville, Ky., began the tank lifting process for the water tower at Craig Park Thursday morning. It was estimated to take two hours to have the tank in place. [Order this photo]
* Water tank lifted to top of tower in Craig Park

Eighteen hydraulic lifts. Each equipped with a cable.

Five crew workers at the top of the tower, more than 100-feet above the ground.

By the afternoon Thursday, the lifting crew with Caldwell Tanks, Inc., had finished the process of raising the water tank into its proper place. [Order this photo]
On Thursday morning, officials with Caldwell Tanks, Inc., Louisville, Ky., began the process of lifting the water tank on top of the water tower in Craig Park.

"There's a lot of work that goes into it," Project Manager Jenny Vincent told The Brazil Times.

Vincent said the 18 hydraulic lifts were equipped with cables. Each lift helped raise the tank 12-inches with every pull.

After each lift, crewmembers had to tighten each cable to begin the process again.

It was estimated it would take approximately two hours to lift the tank into place.

The crew was supposed to begin the process Wednesday afternoon, but was unable to do so.

Once the tank was raised into place, Vincent said concrete would be poured into a ring beam around the bottom of the tank before it would eventually be attached to the tower shaft.

"Once we get to the top, we have to make sure everything is even," Vincent said.

Then, the roof would be welded and fitted on the ground and lifted by a crane into place. Vincent said work would begin on the roof Friday and it would take approximately two weeks to finish. Welders should be completed with their portion of the process Sept. 7.

Following that, painters are scheduled to come in and paint the inside of the tank and a logo on the tower, stating "Historic Brazil Est. 1866." The painting of the tank is expected to be completed in three weeks.

Several city officials and residents were on hand Thursday morning as the tank was being raised. Drinks and refreshments were being served.

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That new water tower is so nice!!!!!!! Definitely an improvement (visually) compared to the old one!!!!

-- Posted by JaniLou on Fri, Aug 26, 2011, at 3:21 PM

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