Winding Tower of Shime Coal Mine
Completed in 1943, the former Shime Coal Mine’s winding tower is made of steel reinforced concrete. It measures at 52.7m above ground and 430m underground. The structure functioning as the mine pillar was driven straight into the ground for extracting coal beneath.
It is a winding tower, thus had a 1,000-horse power winch to hoist up and down a carriage apparatus.
The building was registered as an Important Cultural Property of Japan in December 8th, 2009.
|Address||811-2202 495-3 Shime, Shime Town, Kasuya District, Fukuoka Prefecture|
Shime Town Board of Education
|Parking||Please use nearby Shimate facility parking lot.
|Access||Nishitetsu Bus Higashi-koendai 2 Townme bus stop.
|Genre||Historical Assets and Castles (History and Culture)|
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