This 2,717-foot-long cement structure is listed as the largest grain elevator in the world. In 1998, an explosion at the facility killed seven people, and heavily damaged the structure. The elevator is composed of 246 individual 30-foot- by 120-foot-tall connected concrete tanks in three parallel rows, all under a single headworks. The structure had a capacity of over 20 million bushels of wheat, enough to supply all the bread consumed in America in a six week period. The facility is owned by DeBruce Grain, Inc., which was fined $685,000 for the explosion.
Big Grain Elevator