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Streetcar Stories

Curious about what contributed to the construction hold-up on the Loyola Avenue streetcar line that went over budget last year? The city's drawings didn't always match up with what was 14-feet underground so "contractors stumbled on everything from crumbling water mains to unexpected underground drainage canals; sewer and power lines in the wrong spots; an old icehouse cellar that was leaking ammonia; even a petrified tree stump." [WWL]