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Bridge over the Cuyahoga River - Cleveland, Ohio. (Jan. 2005 image by author)


Old photograph of Hulett ore unloaders in Cleveland transferring iron ore from a Lake Erie freighter to Pennsylvania Railroad rail cars. A campaign to preserve these giant machines in Cleveland failed when the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority removed them in 2000. (I would like to commend the Ohio Preservation Alliance for trying.) Though they did place one or two of the nearby on the ground with the goal of one day restoring one of them. Allegedly two of them are still at work unloading coal near Gary, Indiana. (1943 image courtesy Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection)


Here is the taconite stockpiles at Cleveland's Whiskey Island as it looks today. (Feb. 2009 image by author)

Another industrial development on Whiskey Island is the entrance to the salt mine under Lake Erie.


The Corrigan, Mckinney Steel Co. blast furnaces and ore bridge, Cleveland. This integrated steel works was enlarged and updated as it changed hands to Republic Steel Co., which was merged into LTV Steel, which was absorbed into I.S.G., until that company was taken over by Mittal Steel Co., the current owner of the facility. (1947 image by Berni Rich, Historical American Engineering Record).


Bird's eye view of Arcelor-Mittal Steel's integrated steel mill in Cleveland. At times the facility has been operated by J&L, Republic, LTV, and ISG. According to Arcelor-Mittal this is the most productive steel mill in the world. (Feb. 2009 image by author)


One of the two blast furnaces at Arcelor-Mittal's steel mill in Cleveland, Ohio. At the time this photo was taken the USA was in an economic depression, and activity at the furnaces was minimal. The ore bridge is to the right of the furnace. (Feb. 2009 image by author)


CSX rail yard next to Arcelor-Mittal's Cleveland steel mill. (Feb. 2009 image by author)


Detail of the infrastructure of the Arcelor-Mittal mill along Independence Road in Cleveland. (Feb. 2009 image by author)


The neighborhood around the steel mill in Cleveland. (Feb. 2009 image by author)


Saint Andrew Kim Korean Catholic Church in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland, OH. (Feb. 2009 image by author)


Counterweight on one of Cleveland's many drawbridges. (Feb. 2009 image by author)


The Cuyahoga River running through Cleveland was infamous for actually catching on fire in 1969, but there were no flames the day I snapped this photo 40 years later. (Feb. 2009 image by author)


View of Cleveland from the Denison Avenue bridge. (Feb. 2009 image by author)


Saint Theodosius Orthodox Church in Cleveland. (Feb. 2009 image by author)


Another one of Cleveland's drawbridges and lift bridges is the West Third Street Bridge. (Feb. 2009 image by author)


Detail of the West Third Street Bridge. (Feb. 2009 image by author)


You are looking out over the west side of Cleveland. (Feb.2009 image by author)


S.S. Peter and Paul the Apostles Ukranian Catholic Church in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland. (Feb. 2009 image by author)


Independence Road in Cleveland. (Feb. 2009 image by author)


General Motors built their Parma Metal Center plant in Parma, OH in 1948. 60 years later it was still in operation, yet the parking lots were nearly empty. (Feb. 2009 image by author)


Retiree Benefits - there aren't many left, because the U.A.W. has made so many concessions and "givebacks." (Feb. 2009 image by author)


Sunrise over Parma, Ohio. (Feb. 2009 image by author)


Ford Motor Company's Cleveland Casting Plant in Brook Park, Cuyahoga County, Ohio was constructed in 1952 and closed in 2010. Ford will move the casting of the blocks to Mexico. UAW Local 1250 represented the workers at the Ohio plant, but I doubt the UAW will get to represent the workers in Mexico. (Feb. 2009 image by author)


Overall view of the Ford Cleveland Casting Plant. This foundry has produced engine blocks, bearing main caps, and crankshafts. Cast iron is the wave of the past in the 21st Century auto industry. Many auto parts are now cast aluminum. (Feb. 2009 image by author)


This is the "hot end" of the mill in Lorain, OH. The two blast furnaces were not in operation on the day this picture was taken, and the mill was being idled at this time due to the economic recession. US Steel has traditionally seamless pipe, bar and rod here. For a time USS was in partnership with the Japanese Kobe Steel at this mill, now named Lorain Tubular. (Feb. 2009 image by author)


The Lake Terminal railroad is the "switcher" railroad at the Lorain mills of US Steel (Lorain Tubular) and Republic Engineered Products' hot rolled bar plant, shown in the background. (Feb. 2009 image by author)


Ford Motor Company's Ohio Assembly factory, in Avon Lake, Lorain County, Ohio, was orignally built in 1946 by the Fruehauf Company. In the 1970s Ford began production at the plant, and Ford Econoline vans are still manufactured there. The workers are represented by UAW Local 2000. (Feb. 2009 image by author)


A neighborhood tavern next to the coal fired Avon Lake Power Plant. The plant was constructed in 1926 by the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company. (Feb. 2009 image by author)

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