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Balanced Plunger Hydraulic Valve

 

—Buffalo Bill Dam —

 
Balanced Plunger Hydraulic Valve Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 14, 2017
1. Balanced Plunger Hydraulic Valve Marker
Inscription.
Balanced Plunger Hydraulic Valve
This 48-inch diameter valve is one of two which were originally installed at the base of the Buffalo Bill Dam in 1922 to supply water to the Shoshone Powerplant and low level river outlet works. The two valves were operational until they were replaced by new valves during the Buffalo Bill Dam modification project of 1985-1993. This specialized type of needle valve, known as a mechanically-operated, balanced plunger hydraulic valve, was manufactured in 1921 by the Wellman-Seaver-Morgan Company, Cleveland, Ohio.
 
Location. 44° 30.028′ N, 109° 11.269′ W. Marker is in Cody, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker is on North Fork Hwy (U.S. 14) 1.2 miles east of Verner Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at the Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center parking area. Marker is in this post office area: Cody WY 82414, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ball Plug (here, next to this marker); Upstream Cableway Winch (a few steps from this marker); Buffalo Bill Dam (approx. ¼ mile away); Buffalo Bill Reservoir (approx. 1½ miles away); Shoshone Canyon
Balanced Plunger Hydraulic Valve & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 14, 2017
2. Balanced Plunger Hydraulic Valve & Marker
(approx. 2½ miles away); Shoshone River Siphon (approx. 3.1 miles away); Colter’s Hell (approx. 3.6 miles away); Cedar Mountain (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cody.
 
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The Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 15, 2017
3. The Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 1, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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