Friday, May 20, 2011

Capaha Pool demolition begins

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - Crews began to demolish Capaha Pool in Cape Girardeau on Thursday. 

The swimming pool became obsolete after the construction of the Cape Splash water park last year.

Capaha Pool was built in 1957. Structural issues made the pool infeasible to repair.

For time being, the pool will be replaced by green space, according to Cape Girardeau Housing Assistance Coordinator Steve Williams

“Right now the Park Board does not have any particular thing to go in there. What he is going to do, once we haul off all the material, he’s going to bring in fill and put it to grade. Then when will seed and straw it,” Williams said.

The $73 thousand project must be completed within 45 days. Williams expects the demolition to be finished much sooner than that.

Jacob McCleland, KRCU


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