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Construction halted on Owensboro Convention Center pier

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OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

Work on the Owensboro Convention Center pier has temporarily come to a stop due to structural problems.

The pier was originally scheduled to be completed by this fall but after recently noticing some problems city officials say it might not be finished until next spring. 

Contracting crews discovered corrosion and damage to five out of the 50 steel beams underneath that hold up the pier. 

City engineers are currently investigating several options to fix the problems. 

Some of the options include: either strapping together new beams to the old, drawing screws into the riverbed to help strengthen it, or they could just pull out the old beams all together. 

Work on the pier will not continue until a decision has been made.
 
Once a solution has been selected, it will be presented to the city commission for approval. 

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