Repair plan for St. Louis courthouse to be announced

Repair plan for St. Louis courthouse to be announced

Repair plan for St. Louis courthouse to be announced

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Posted on October 26, 2011 at 4:58 AM

Updated Thursday, Nov 7 at 11:08 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Repairs are about to get under way following a flood caused by a burst water pipe at the Eagleton Federal Courthouse in St. Louis.

The U.S. General Services Administration planned to discuss details and a timeline for the project Wednesday.

A pipe fitting burst after the federal courthouse closed on Aug. 24 and went undiscovered for seven hours. By the time the leak was found the following morning, about 8,000 gallons of water had poured down the south side of the building, damaging several courtrooms and offices.

A contractor fired at the courthouse a decade ago was blamed for installing a misaligned pipe.
 

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