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UER Forum > US: Great Lakes > Next target; Milwaukee WI (Viewed 277 times)
Mr. Bitey 


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Next target; Milwaukee WI
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I am not sure when - but I must get in at some point. The BIG silos have been abandoned for years, but this is the first time I ever gave them a drive by. The small silos are on the other side of a rail yard, and may or may not have any connection to the big ones....

If you recognize this, I'd love to hear from you. History, warnings, tips, or join me on an explore. Hit me up!

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Stay tuned - this summer, it will happen!!!





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< Reply # 1 on 6/8/2018 6:16 PM >
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I've had this on my radar for a while, but construction around the area has kept me at bay.




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Aran 


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I think I know this silo. If this is the one I'm thinking of, I've definitely been hoping to visit next time I'm in Milwaukee.




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Mr. Bitey 


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< Reply # 3 on 6/11/2018 11:13 AM >
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I've had this on my radar for a while, but construction around the area has kept me at bay.


Don't recall much in the way of construction, but then again I was focused on the buildings. There was a lot of activity in the area though - lots of people in orange vests in the train yard that separates the small from larger silos/buildings. I am not sure what to make of the building in 3 and 4. I definitely noted a POE, but the lot attached to it was full of equipment and vehicles. Some with registration tags that were still good. However, the gate was locked and I did not see people in there - possible the lot is just being used for storage....

I have one bite from Rockford, IL to join. Shall I let you know when the time comes? IDK when, but it WILL be over the summer....







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Mr. Bitey 


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Re: Next target; Milwaukee WI
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I think I know this silo. If this is the one I'm thinking of, I've definitely been hoping to visit next time I'm in Milwaukee.


I have no immediate plans, but for sure over the summer. Interested in joining?
Shall I ping you when there are solid plans to check it out?





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< Reply # 5 on 6/12/2018 1:23 AM >
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I’m familiar with all of these spots. The one in 3 and 4 seems to have an owner who, at one time, stored dump trucks and other large vehicles there. I’ve seen them in the lot having bonfires and partying at night on a few occasions. I’ve also seen a guy pull in and swap vehicles several times. They don’t seem to pay much attention to the silos. As far as that building goes, i’ve heard that it’s not very cool inside and is mostly salvaged/cleaned out. There’s also an auto shop behind there to the east. i’m unsure of the status of that place. At one time, I thought it was operational because I had seen traffic going back there regularly. There’s also a security camera back there. It looks like an older security camera-may or may not be working. The small silos are pretty cool and shouldn’t be too hard to find a poe. Be alert to the west when inside this building. There is a lot with a bunch of semi trailers off in that direction. I have seen what I presume to be security for the semi lot slow roll around the semis at night with their lights off. Be careful if you make it to the top too. The railings are questionable at best. And there’s a sizable tree and basically a lawn growing on top. Those roots will eventually deteriorate the concrete and a fall into one of those silos would be a disaster. There’s also a really cool basement there if you can find it. It wasn’t until the third trip when we noticed stairs going DOWN. The large silos are by far the most interesting. You can run across the tracks to get there if you’re brave (and lucky). But it’s not advisable and almost impossible not to be spotted by the railroad workers in the yard right there. Your better bet is to approach from the north on the other side of the canal.use maps and plan your route wisely. a predawn approach is advisable. Also, try to use discretion in sharing that one. It’s a killer location that hasn’t been blown up too much yet. It’s been sealed at least once before. Less attention and foot traffic on the place would be ideal. It doesn’t seem like the taggers have found it yet either.



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Mr. Bitey 


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Re: Next target; Milwaukee WI
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I’m familiar with all of these spots. The one in 3 and 4 seems to have an owner who, at one time, stored dump trucks and other large vehicles there. I’ve seen them in the lot having bonfires and partying at night on a few occasions. I’ve also seen a guy pull in and swap vehicles several times. They don’t seem to pay much attention to the silos. As far as that building goes, i’ve heard that it’s not very cool inside and is mostly salvaged/cleaned out. There’s also an auto shop behind there to the east. i’m unsure of the status of that place. At one time, I thought it was operational because I had seen traffic going back there regularly. There’s also a security camera back there. It looks like an older security camera-may or may not be working. The small silos are pretty cool and shouldn’t be too hard to find a poe. Be alert to the west when inside this building. There is a lot with a bunch of semi trailers off in that direction. I have seen what I presume to be security for the semi lot slow roll around the semis at night with their lights off. Be careful if you make it to the top too. The railings are questionable at best. And there’s a sizable tree and basically a lawn growing on top. Those roots will eventually deteriorate the concrete and a fall into one of those silos would be a disaster. There’s also a really cool basement there if you can find it. It wasn’t until the third trip when we noticed stairs going DOWN. The large silos are by far the most interesting. You can run across the tracks to get there if you’re brave (and lucky). But it’s not advisable and almost impossible not to be spotted by the railroad workers in the yard right there. Your better bet is to approach from the north on the other side of the canal.use maps and plan your route wisely. a predawn approach is advisable. Also, try to use discretion in sharing that one. It’s a killer location that hasn’t been blown up too much yet. It’s been sealed at least once before. Less attention and foot traffic on the place would be ideal. It doesn’t seem like the taggers have found it yet either.


Thanks a ton for the info! That is really helpful. East lot has an easy POE, and I noted what looks like vehicle/equipment storage. The business to the east of that is still there. I thought I saw a sign that said truck parts. The big ones to the north I have been carefully planning using satellite images, as you said crossing the rail yard unseen looks near impossible. I docked my boat next to the big one once and hopped out to check a door, obviously locked. That was probably 6yrs ago. Wish I still had the boat - that would be ideal! The west building sounds cool - I have always had a thing for basements and anything underground. I will have to go back and do a better look around for POE, and the semi lot to the west. Ultimately, this looks like it might be 2 trips. One for south of tracks, the other to the north.

I will investigate all further this week. I plan to literally drive right up to the big one, and take outside pictures - great excuse to cover my search for POE. I'll then return in the coming weeks for a pre-dawn explore...

Thanks again!!





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