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April 24, 2004
Chicago Tribune
New Montrose lake wall might need big repair
Concrete too weak to hold back waves
By Liam Ford, Tribune staff reporter


The stretch of Lake Michigan lake wall completed last year may have to be replaced because of weak concrete unable to withstand the lake's pounding waves, an official said Friday.

As part of a $20 million rehab of a -mile stretch of lakefront at Montrose Point, the area south of Montrose Harbor was completed last fall. But routine spot tests of concrete poured at the site showed some of the material may not be able to withstand the 5,000-pounds-per-square-inch force of punishing lake waves the new walls are designed to hold, an Army Corps of Engineers official said.


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