Location | North Platte, Nebraska
North Platte, Nebraska is a railroad town, being named “Rail Town, USA” by an act of Congress in 2008. North Platte Container proposes the construction of three viewing blinds at the North Platte Sewage Lagoons, along with gravel parking lots and walking path access.
Reclaimed shipping containers were selected for their durability, green attributes and intrinsic regional cultural significance. Each of the bird blinds anchors to the retention berm while floating out over the lagoon. Observation slots are designed to allow for maximum viewing range while screens are incorporated to control visible body motion.
In a typical sewer stroll, birders visit a series of manmade wetlands. But these are not just ordinary wetlands – these are the kind of wetlands that birders dream of, with elevated berms around the periphery of the open water providing excellent vantage points for scanning large concentrations of birds.