Tower work continues toward a fall completion

A concrete base for a new Logan County Courthouse clock tower was poured Tuesday, but it will still be months before the replacement is set.


Crews with M&M Concrete Co. use a concrete boom to pour a new foundation Tuesday atop the Logan County Courthouse. Midstate Contractors Inc. is overseeing the tower restoration project which will replace the clock tower damaged in a June 2012 windstorm. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

Doug Hooper of Midstate Contractors Inc. explained crews will have to set two-foot steel I-beams in place and then install a steel deck.

Also it will take weeks for the two-foot thick concrete walls to cure to handle more than 80,000 pounds of tower that will go on top.

In the meantime, steel is set to arrive at Midstate’s Marion headquarters. Crews there will begin constructing the new tower on a concrete pad.

It will be built in sections and then transported here for installation most likely this fall.


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