Friday, August 14, 2009

A Hole in Eighth Street halts painting

Our painters moved the mobile crane to the north side of the Cathedral to continue to paint the louvers. As he finished one section, the painter/crane operator backed up the crane onto the street.

The crane drove over a weakened section of Eighth Street and nearly fell into a void in the earth below the asphault. Although he was shaken, the crane operator drove the crane to its parking spot across the street.

The city of Tulsa dispatched a crew to look at the hole. The chunks of asphault fell about three feet but did not damage anything below. The city's sewer system is intact.

The "Cathedral side" of Eighth Street is coned off. Traffic is moving in the other two lanes.

The painters decided to work some more on the south side of the Cathedral.

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