Report On Structural Failure At Downtown Library Coming Friday

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Ongoing library problems have downtown residents, businesses concerned

ICYMI: Concerns are growing among those who frequent the businesses around the site of the new library downtown. Starting Wednesday, St. Louis Street will become a two-way street between Government Street and City Hall to accommodate for other closures. STORY: http://www.wbrz.com/news/ongoing-library-problems-have-downtown-residents-businesses-concerned

Posted by WBRZ Channel 2 on Wednesday, April 25, 2018

City officials are expecting a preliminary report tomorrow as to what went wrong at the River Center Library that's under construction in downtown Baton Rouge.

Remedial work is underway requiring heavy equipment that's blocked off some streets.

The area was evacuated last week when the stability of the building was brought into question.  An investigation found that the weld had broken on two steel beams, but it wasn't clear why.

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