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Last Beam Set In Place At New Hospital

The final steel beam is now in place at the new Sonora Community Hospital.

The last “tall beam,” decorated with steel worker´s traditional tree and American Flag, and personally signed by members of the community, was lowered into place by crane this afternoon.

Hospital project coordinator Val Devitt says today´s ceremonial “topping out” of the hospital building saw the last major steel beam finishing the framework of the new 60-bed facility.

“This indicates we´re now starting to work on the inside and not just the framework,” Devitt said.

Bypassers will now start to see noticeable change at the construction site.

Devitt says although the construction work is a little behind schedule due to difficulties getting steel, the new hospital and adjacent medical office building should be finished by this time next year.