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Default How to Move a Barn

Herman Ostry bought a piece of land with a barn near a creek in Bruno, Nebraska. A flood put 29" of water into the barn, and he wanted to move it to higher ground. One if his sons estimated the barn weighed 19,000 lbs (9 tons). Figured it would take (344) people with each person lifting 55 lbs. to move barn. They made a grid of steel tubing with handles attached to the barn so each could lift.
The town of Bruno, Nebraska planned this move as a part of their centennial July 29-31, 1988

I wish they would have shown a detailed view of the steel tubing they constructed to pull this off.
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