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Hope Light Project nears completion in Metropolis

BY DAVID ZOELLER dzoeller@paducahsun.com

METROPOLIS, Ill. - Completion of a project seven years in the making is in sight as work winds down on the Metropolis Hope Light Project.

"We're just around the corner from being finished," said The Hope Light Foundation Director Rudy Bess. "We had some delays. The weather did not cooperate with us ... it was a bad winter."

The 30-foot-tall lighthouse - dedicated to people affected by cancer - is expected to be moved to the Dorothy Miller Park on the Ohio River, about 1,500 feet east of Harrah's Metropolis Casino, next Tuesday and erected on its foundation the next day, Bess said.

Triangle Enterprises of Paducah fabricated and rolled the four 5-foot high conical shaped sections that make up the 20-foot tower. They were brought to Parker Custom Machine Shop outside Metropolis, where Matt Parker assembled the pieces. Eggemeyer Associates Architects of Carbondale did the design work.

Funding for the $43,000 project included Metropolis Area Tourism Commission grant funds, donated construction work and materials, and other community support.

According to Bess, the next steps are painting, installing a ML-155 marine lantern, wiring, installing a ventilator ball/lighting rod, and finishing windows and a door.

"We're in the home stretch now," Bess said.

Contact David Zoeller, a Paducah Sun staff writer, at 270-575-8676.

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