Work continues on Courthouse bell tower

Progress on the Bradley County Courthouse tower continued Wednesday morning, July 27 as painters began applying an initial priming layer on the new bell tower exterior.

As Saline River Chronicle reported July 19, crews have run into some issues in regards to the completion of the tower renovations. The contractor and architect discovered some problems with an old flue in the tower which was used in the early 1900’s for wood heaters. Additional work is required to ensure the structure is strong enough to hold up the weight of the new bell house, currently on the ground on the south side of the court square.

According to Judge McKinney they are working to maintain the appearance of the building historically. Additional funding may be required to complete the project.

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