Invalid Portal removal denied

Title: Water Tower on Hwy 30


City: Cedar Rapids, IA

Country: USA

Portal was reported due to lack of safe pedestrian access. Closest point of access involves pulling off on the shoulder of a busy on ramp/limited access highway, exiting the vehicle, then climbing thru a ditch and up a hill to a chain link fence.

The water tower is city owned. Cedar Rapids has labeled all water towers as no public access/no trespassing. Other water towers in Cedar Rapids have been removed since the signage has been changed.

In addition, the access road visible behind the fence is on the property of a private business (papermill), where the property is fenced, gated, and has guarded access points.

Supporting photos:

Satellite and street view showing access from highway side of the fence:

Satellite view showing access road on papermill property:

Street view showing gate and guard house:



  • Appeal Denied- Thanks for the appeal, Agent. We took another look at the Portal in question and decided that it does not meet our criteria for removal at this time.

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