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17 hours ago, KJHburg said:

One more from my mirror at Randolph and Wendover.  Have always loved the view there.  (and yes I know my mirror was dirty)

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I like Randolph Road.  It's one of the hilliest roads around Charlotte. 

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13 hours ago, SgtCampsalot said:

Random Charlotte pic of the day, and yes I really am going to post three pics of it: this raised manhole cover by LSC in Belmont with red brick wings/ 80s-style shoulder pads.

What was the original purpose of bricking up a concrete structure like this? Was it a decorative facade installed in 1919, but since eroded away since then? We may never know.

Belmont has so many cool uses of red brick structures lying around. It's a fun scavenger hunt.

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My guess:  That must be entry point for waste or storm water lines adjoining stream bed. Those epaulets are for ease of entry and exit and to allow refitting cover without balancing on some treacherous device to do so.

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27 minutes ago, tarhoosier said:

My guess:  That must be entry point for waste or storm water lines adjoining stream bed. Those epaulets are for ease of entry and exit and to allow refitting cover without balancing on some treacherous device to do so.

They are maintenance access points for sewer, as you suggested. The entrance has to be up high so that flood waters don't mix with sewage. 

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