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Photos, page four

Photos taken June 27 & 29,1999 showing work on excavating the water line, and uncovering the ruptured pipeline near the pump station in Whatcom Falls Park.
by Gunter Wilder, Bellingham Fire Department

Front of water pump station

Front of water pump station during beginning of excavation of water line

Excavating water line

Excavating water line

NTSB crew on site
Excavating water line

Excavating water line

Protective gear

Personal protective gear

Rupture area in relation to water pipe

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on site conducting pipeline investigation

Rupture area in relation to water pipe

Rupture in pipe

Measuring the rupture circumferentially, 28" long by 7" wide

Surveying the rupture location

Surveying the rupture location

Rupture in pipe

Measuring the rupture longitudinally

Excavating around the rupture

Excavating around the rupture

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