Contractor puts possible historic barracks on wheels

POSTED: Monday, February 27, 2012 - 7:45pm

UPDATED: Monday, February 27, 2012 - 7:49pm

A contractor in New Orleans was hired to tear down an old building, but he decided it was better for the environment to move it. However, there was one problem - it weighed 280 tons.

They moved it anyway.

They lifted an old, two-story coast guard barracks onto eight remote-controlled, self-propelled dollies with 64 tires. Then, the barrack was put it on a barge and moved a few miles to an RV park in hopes of finding someone who wants it.

Contractor Warren Davie said, "I wouldn't say this is historical, but a lot of historicals were just torn down indiscriminately after the storm. I think we need to take a good hard look before we go and do that again."

The contractor says saving the building kept tons of waste from rotting in a landfill.

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