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Carthalite Restoration – Minisa Bridge, circa 1932

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CARTHALITE PRESERVATION Minisa 13th Street Bridge, Wichita, Kan Rehabilitation of the Minisa 13th Street bridge in the heart of Wichita Kansas was a community undertaking that entailed the efforts of many dedicated people, contractors, agencies and even the governments of foreign countries. Part engineering part artistic sculpture, no where in the Midwest is there such a work of incredible art in the form of an ordinary bridge. The restoration effort spanned four years and several million dollars. Read what it took to do the job right – the first time! The book is the actual job log taking you step-by-step into the progress meetings, contractors challenges and mis-matches and mistakes that were corrected along the way to make this rehabilitation project the one that earned the coveted Kansas State’s Engineers Award in 2008.


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