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« Reply #150 on: February 26, 2018, 12:55:08 pm »

I believe the flow challenge is simply that the PSO plant absolutely must have water at all times.  When a working dam is in, the flow of the river is where the engineers say it should be (to a reasonable extent, of course).  Kayaking across a river isn't a deterrent either, parking on the west or east...not a big deal.  But a power plant without water...that's an issue.  I believe that's why you often see big berms below the current dam directing water to the west side.

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« Reply #151 on: February 26, 2018, 02:41:04 pm »

I believe the flow challenge is simply that the POS plant absolutely must have water at all times.  When a working dam is in, the flow of the river is where the engineers say it should be (to a reasonable extent, of course).  Kayaking across a river isn't a deterrent either, parking on the west or east...not a big deal.  But a power plant without water...that's an issue.  I believe that's why you often see big berms below the current dam directing water to the west side.

What is the lifespan of the PSO plant?  Since it is natural gas-powered I assume it will be operational for awhile but I have no idea.  IMO itís one of the coolest industrial buildings in the city. 

I know there was a jetty built to direct the flow toward the plant, you can see remnants of it.  I would imagine AEP/PSO will be heavily involved in these discussions.
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« Reply #152 on: February 26, 2018, 06:22:31 pm »

What is the lifespan of the PSO plant?  Since it is natural gas-powered I assume it will be operational for awhile but I have no idea.  IMO itís one of the coolest industrial buildings in the city. 

I know there was a jetty built to direct the flow toward the plant, you can see remnants of it.  I would imagine AEP/PSO will be heavily involved in these discussions.

I believe they are involved in all discussions, and I believe the original design shown in one of the pictures showed a section of the dam to allow water flow for the plant separate from the main flow control.

As far as the plant's life, it is natural gas and I believe I was told was shut down for a long time and then restarted in the 80's or 90's so it looks way older on the outside than it does on the inside. (I went inside a few times, but it's been about 10 years)
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« Reply #153 on: March 15, 2018, 09:37:01 pm »

... a concrete rather than steel structure was chosen for the span to minimize vibrations and provide a comfortable environment for pedestrians. The broad span would have open sides and was also wide enough to accommodate benches. It would also provide Wi-Fi service to users. One reason for the amenities: pedestrians tend to shun confined bridges.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article205432029.html
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« Reply #154 on: March 16, 2018, 01:50:31 pm »

... a concrete rather than steel structure was chosen for the span to minimize vibrations and provide a comfortable environment for pedestrians. The broad span would have open sides and was also wide enough to accommodate benches. It would also provide Wi-Fi service to users. One reason for the amenities: pedestrians tend to shun confined bridges.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article205432029.html

I don't know where you are going with this.   Given the drawings of the Florida bridge, it is not the same construction technique that would be used here.   
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« Reply #155 on: March 19, 2018, 07:03:54 am »

And even if it is the same construction technique... it isn't like they collapse frequently.  Someone or something screwed up in Florida, no doubt.  But that isn't universal condemnation of any particular form of construction.
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« Reply #156 on: March 19, 2018, 10:31:44 am »

I don't know where you are going with this.    

I meant to put more emphasis on the amenities and features of the bridge in the part I excerpted.  Thought that might be relevant.
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