Headgate Cleaner

Headgate Cleaner (HM17I7)

Location: Richmond, VA 23225
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 31.629', W 77° 27.386'

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Water leading to the power plant was kept clean by passing it through slats in the headgate called trash racks. Bits of wood can wear away the edges of turbine blades and make them unbalanced. Repair was complicated and expensive.

This "mechanical rake" kept the trash racks clean of leaves and small debris. Notice how the steel teeth fit between the metal slats and could slide up and down. The wheels rode on the rails which now have handrails attached.

The log jam is now a home for fish turtles and birds.
Sign funded by the students at Collegiate High School
HM NumberHM17I7
Placed ByJames River Park System
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 9:40pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 282937 N 4156188
Decimal Degrees37.52715000, -77.45643333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 31.629', W 77° 27.386'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 31' 37.74" N, 77° 27' 23.16" W
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Area Code(s)540, 804, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 C Belle Isle, Richmond VA 23225, US
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