~ SMUGGLER-UNION HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANT ~

© Jeana Clark

~ SMUGGLER-UNION HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANT ~

Michelle Alton 8/9/2014 11:55:47 AM 1

Outstanding capture and history. #1582267

Joannie Bertucci 8/9/2014 12:00:46 PM 1

One of your most striking images Jeana! Amazing capture! #11104747

Jeana Clark 8/9/2014 1:26:18 PM

Thanks so much Michelle and Joannie!! #11104802

Mitch Spence 8/9/2014 4:53:38 PM 1

I think it would be very scary being right there on the edge. Wouldn't want to be sleepwalking, for sure. Beautiful shot, Jeana. #11104881

Jeana Clark 8/10/2014 9:01:33 AM

Thanks Mitch!! It's such a beautiful place WITH a beautiful view below! I agree....wouldn't want to have a sleepwalking problem near the edge!! I would live there though!!! #11105226

JO ANN CLEVELAND 9/22/2014 9:32:15 AM

Congratulations Jeana on this amazing Finalist! #11140718

Randy A. Myers 9/24/2014 6:45:01 PM

Congratulations Jeana. Good job! #11143321

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Description

The Smuggler-Union Hydroelectric Powerplant, also known as the Bridal Veil Powerhouse, is located next to Bridal Veil Falls on a 4,900-foot cliff overlooking Telluride, Colorado. It was built to power the Smuggler-Union Mine 2,000 feet below in 1907, providing alternating current for industrial purposes. It operated in its original configuration until 1953, serving the Idarado Mining Company. As of 2012, the plant generates approximately 2,000 megawatt hours a year enough electricity to power about 2,000 average American homes. The structure is 2-1/2 stories on a poured concrete foundation with a wood frame superstructure. It is irregular in plan, with the main power plant building, a 1-1/2 story residence and a 1-story cookhouse. The Smuggler-Union Powerplant was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 27, 1979.



Exif: F Number: 10, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/50 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 320, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 38.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 8/9/2014 11:04:59 AM
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