Doug's Photo Blog
An offering of images from Charleston, South Carolina, and travels elsewhere.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Holding it Together
Earthquake Bolt, Charleston, SC © Doug Hickok All Rights Reserved
In 1886 Charleston experienced a major earthquake which leveled numerous old brick and stucco buildings. Afterward, earthquake bolts were inserted through many structures and tightened to give greater support for the next "big one".
Luckily the bolts have not been tested since!
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