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Updated: February 18th, 2014 8:45am
Metrodome demolition delayed after beam fell unexpectedly on Monday

Metrodome demolition delayed after beam fell unexpectedly on Monday

by Andrew Krammer
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Minnesota Vikings fans will have to wait a little longer before the Metrodome no longer graces the Minneapolis skyline. 

Demolition is delayed until at least later this week, pending contractor Mortenson Construction's investigation into what went wrong after a beam fell unexpectedly. No one was injured and no equipment was damaged, per reports. 

From the Star Tribune: 

"Crews for St. Paul-based subcontractor Frattalone Companies were working to bring down a section of ring beam in the northeast section of the Dome about 1 p.m. when an adjacent section came down out of sequence. No equipment was damaged."

The Metrodome roof was deflated for the fifth and final time in its 32-year history on Jan. 18 to begin demolition. Earlier this month, the roof's support cables were severed with more than a dozen charges. 

The Dome is expected to be completely demolished by April. 

Andrew Krammer covers the Minnesota Vikings for He previously covered the Gophers men's basketball team for the Minnesota Daily.
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