Preppers Dream: FL Bomb Shelter for saleSubmitted by sharpsteve on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 17:56
There was little to no chance a bomb would be dropped on Fort Pierce, FL during the Cold War. But that didn’t stop 30-inch-thick steel-reinforced concrete from being poured in the middle of St. Lucie County.
The 1967 bomb shelter was designed to keep Floridians alive for 30 days. Now it’s on the market for $499,500.
Unlike a fallout shelter that protects from radioactive debris, the main purpose of the building was to protect from shock waves and overpressure. Upon entering the bunker, decontamination showers greet visitors and lead into a massive room with 17-foot-high ceilings.
Murphy says the original design plans were recently discovered, showing how the property was rigged with 200-kilowatt generators, massive air-intake tunnels and a custom ventilation system to be used in the face of disaster. Even though the property was vandalized after it was abandoned as a bomb shelter in the ’80s, there are still remnants of the Cold War era, such as canned sugar and milk solids.
See for yourself by taking a virtual tour of the Fort Pierce bomb shelter.