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Casino salvage hits a snag

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September 29, 2003

Radium Springs-- Salvage crews trying to save what they can from Radium Springs Casino ran into a problem Monday. The trademark front columns were supposed to come down, but it didn't happen the way workers planned.

The crew thought there was a beam inside each column. When the first pieces started to come off, they realized the columns are hollow. The exterior of the columns are holding up the front roof.

"We're going to have to back up and rethink this," said Engineering Manager Wes Smith. "Possibly coordinate with the demolition contractor coming in, because we still want to save them, but it's going to be a little bit more tricky of a process than we expected."

After the salvage work is finished, demolition must begin. The county commission may vote on the demolition contract in a special session Tuesday morning.

posted at 5:00PM by dave.miler@walb.com