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Pillars in place

 

Concrete footing for the new grandstand at the fairground are installed and ready for the next phase. Cost of the project is expected to be between $1.4 and $1.5 million.

Installation of concrete footings for the new Palouse Empire Fair grandstand is completed. The project included pouring square footings with concrete columns which will support the steel grandstand structure. Column heights vary in the different rows to conform with the steel structure which will support the grandstand decks and seats. The last row of the pillars on the fairground side were made higher to prevent structure damage from vehicle mishaps.

Twelve rows of four pillars were installed for the main structure with additional pillars for an entrance ramp on each end. The pillar patter...



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