Overlooking the town of Imboden since the mid-1950’s, the Chicago Bridge & Iron Works tower was originally built in 1923 and was located at Williford along the railroad tracks. The water tower was used for steam engines by the railroad. With the introduction of diesel and electric locomotives the water tower became obsolete for railroad use and was sold.

The City of Imboden purchased the tower, had it disassembled in Williford and moved by rail to Imboden where it was reassembled and went into use.

The tower has been maintained and used by the City of Imboden since the 1950’s and remains in use. The Chicago Bridge & Iron Works water tower is one of two towers maintained by the City of Imboden, each holding 100,000 gallons of water.

The tower received a complete restoration including epoxy lined in the mid-2000’s and bids are currently being reviewed for another refurbishment of the tower, according to Nick Bagwell, Public Works Director estimates received for the work are around $150,000.

The Chicago Bridge & Iron water tower in Imboden looks to serve the citizens for years to come.