Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Manhole Covers

Who knew there were so many types of manhole covers in LA?

I found 4 of significance:

"Made In Mexico"

One from Grand Central Market: "under your souls - 38,753 streets"

"Made in India"

"City of Los Angeles"

Are there others out there? Take a picture and let me know.

City Nerd Extra:
During World War II, Los Angeles employed wooden manhole covers because the War Production Board prohibited the use of steel & iron for the sewer covers. They were made of treated wood that prevented termites and rotting. Take a look:

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