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Miami manhole covers

Posted: September 30, 2011 in manhole covers
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SEWER

 
 
 
 
 
I previously posted pictures of DC’s historic manhole covers, dating back to the 19th century. Here are some water and sewer manhole covers of a more recent vintage.

SEWER

SEWER (3-ring variation)

SEWER DEPT DC

S

D.C. SEWER DEPARTMENT

D.C. SEWER DEPARTMENT (inverted D.C.)

D.C. WATER DEPARTMENT

ATLANTA WATER WORKS -- WATER METER

SEWER

ATT

Baltimore’s manhole covers have a tendency towards bold patterns and large font sizes.

DPW CONDUIT

Philosophical question-- is a water meter a type of manhole cover or is it an entirely different category of infrastructure? Is diameter size the only distinction?

Is there a difference between a water meter and a water valve?

WATER VALVE

WATER VALVE MAIN VAULT

SANITARY SEWER

Minimalist. E is for electric?

Large font + bold pattern = a nice looking manhole cover.

One of my favorite manhole covers, with an Art Deco-style typescript.

DPW CONDUIT

The middle part reminds me of a checkers board.

WATER METER

BSC

In April 2010, Brasilia celebrated its 50th birthday as a city. When Brasilia was conceived, car was king. Even today, there are sections of the grand Monumental Axis (the equivalent of the National Mall in Washington DC) where there are no sidewalks for pedestrians. Along streets that lack  sidewalks, pedestrians have forged dirt paths.

Sidewalk leading to the Congresso Nacional (National Congress).

A dirt path near the Catedral Metropolitana (Cathedral of Brasilia).

Sidewalk-- and free curb-side parking-- along the Monumental Axis.

Sidewalk market near the Cathedral of Brasilia.

Public trash bin

Public space recycling

Sidewalk in a neo "Portuguese pavement" style. (The more traditional Portuguese pavement style is a tapestry of many small stones, whereas this sidewalk has long, thin pavers).

Portuguese pavement and sewer manhole cover.

manhole cover for a stormwater pipe (courtesy of Tia Mari)

stormwater manhole cover

BRASILIA DRE

(courtesy of M.)

another stormwater manhole cover

triangular mahhole cover (courtesy of M.)