Locust Point grain conveyor is demolished

April 23, 2005

Two-thirds of the North Locust Point grain conveyor (to the left of the four domed tanks above) was demolished by explosives (at right)yesterday at a waterfront site owned by the Maryland Port Administration.

The end of the conveyer collapsed in 2001, ending its use for moving soybeans and grain.

Considered too dangerous to dismantle directly, the conveyer was taken down by 150 pounds of explosives in 350 individual charges, lowering it to a safe height for removal by cranes, according to the port authority.

The job was done by Controlled Demolition Inc. of Baltimore County.

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