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Last beam raised for new courthouse

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Construction workers raised the last beam of steel Friday for the new Madera County Courthouse, but only after both builders and future occupants signed it.

The four-story, 110,000-square-feet structure is set to be finished in late spring of 2014, according to Project Manager John Webber, of Gilbane Building Company. Located on Sixth and G streets, the courthouse will house 10 courtrooms and a basement where holding cells will be, said Webber, whose company is putting the edifice together.

The new building is just south of the 113-year-old granite building that served as one of Madera’s earliest courthouses and now operates as the county’s museum.

Judges, administrative court staff, contractors and workers gathered for a lunch and signing at the building site. A crane raised the final beam with a balloon and small tree after the group signed it...

 

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