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09/01/04

Bethesda Arch Demolished

The landmark entrance to the Bethesda Home for Boys in Savannah came crashing down this afternoon. The famous archway was built in 1938 and dedicated during Bethesda's bicentennial in 1940. But a few weeks ago, a truck passing under it clipped it and caused damage to the bricks.

The structure was too unstable to remain, so today it was torn down. The school put a rush on the demolition because officials were worried about Hurricane Frances finishing the job.

The bricks are going to be saved and the school hopes it can reuse them to build a new archway.

Reported by: Kim Angelastro, kangelastro@wtoc.com

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