John Monash: Engineering enterprise prior to WW1

Rochester Water Tower, 1914 (original tank replaced)

Tall cylindrical tank supported by a tall shaft. The tank is a bright blue fibreglass replacement. The shaft is original and has the usual broad bands of rough cast surfacing interspersed with bands of windows.

Photo: c.2000.

The photograph suggests that, when the original tank was replaced, only the walls of the old tank were removed, leaving the floor projecting beyond the sides of the shaft. The new tank is of fibreglass. Monash's tower overshadows the older brick tower with its cast iron tank.

Index of Tanks. [Return to]
Overview of the major Tanks and Silos. [Return to]
Story of Rochester Water Tower.
Photo of tower under construction.

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