The mysterious dome

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The mysterious dome…

You may have noticed this large dome-shaped structure if you drive Highway 19 north of Campbell River – I have, and I was really curious as to what it is used for.

After a bit of research, I learned that the dome is located at the Middle Point Coal Loading Terminal. The facility was built to handle coal from the Quinsam Coal mine. The monolithic concrete dome was constructed using inflatable forms supported by air pressure while shotcrete was installed over post-tensioned cables.

The Quinsam Coal mine shut down in 2016, bringing to an end coal mining on Vancouver Island, and the end of loading coal at the Middle Point Coal Loading Terminal.

and know you know…

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