[March 08, 2014]
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Friday morning, with the sun
shining brightly and temperatures soaring into the high 40s, the
first step of repairing the world's largest covered wagon began.
The crew of Matthews
Construction of Lincoln was at the wagon site to remove the broken
pieces as well as some that were not broken, set the wagon in a more
upright position, and move it to face a different direction.
Matthews Construction is owned
and operated by Brad Matthews. He and the original builder of
the wagon, David Bentley, are working together to rebuild the
broken wheels and put the wagon back together. Both Matthews
and Bentley were on hand to oversee the operations Friday.
To lift the wagon and shift
its position, RBC Towing and Recovery of Lincoln brought out two of
their semi-tractor tow trucks. With one positioned on each
side of the wagon, they worked together to do the realignment without
causing further damage.
Pictures by Nila Smith