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Library Update: welding should solve problems

After Thursday’s inspection, officials found that new welding or bolts to fasten support beams would solve support failures.

Architect Mike Hill found that movement in the structure was to blame for cracks that occurred on the 4th floor of the building. These cracks are what alarmed contractors and later caused major business closures downtown this week. Read more about the issues behind the construction here.

Construction is expected to begin again soon at the downtown library.


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