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Historic pillar topples to the ground at Wausau park

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WAUSAU — Traffic has been detoured temporarily on a portion of N. 10th Street in Wausau after a historic pillar at the entrance of Stewart Park crumbled to the ground this week.

The pillar is one of three columns being restored by the parks department. The columns, which have stood for more than 120 years, have been boarded up for more than a year after they began to lean. Restoration efforts began last month.

Neighborhood residents say they first noticed the ornamental top had fallen. The entire pillar fell about a day later.

After a resident called the parks department to alert them to the fallen pillar, crews closed off a section of N. 10th Street from McClellan to Scott Streets for repairs.

Cost estimates were not immediately available Friday.

City of Wausau detour map

 

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