Rehanging a Piece of History

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And now, a conversation about a marvel of engineering in Southwest Colorado. The Hanging Flume, near Naturita, was built in the early 1890’s to transport water for gold mining. It’s a wooden tunnel that’s attached to the sheer face of a cliff. Crews are done rebuilding a section of it. The project took years. Part of that’s because there were no blueprints to go back to. Ryan Warner talks with wood scientist Ron Anthony, who’s on the restoration team.

[Photos: Ron Anthony]