Historic Barn Moves to New Location

Historic Barn Moves to New Location

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(KSL News) An historic West Jordan barn was loaded up and moved to a new location today.

The Steadman barn was built by Walter Steadman more than 100 years ago. It was moved to its new home at the West Jordan Museum today to make way for a 40,000 home West Jordan subdivision. But the move was not as easy as it sounds.

Museum Director Linda Daley said they had to, "Lift wires, move lights, move barricades. We have Qwest, Comcast ... the state, the county, the city of West Jordan, individuals, foundations, contractors, even a barricade company donated barricades."

The A-frame cedar barns weighs 40 tons and is 26 feet high. A Provo company jacked it up and used skid rollers to get it onto a custom-built steel-beam trailer for the short trip to its new location.

The top floor of the barn is being turned into a dairy museum; the bottom floor will house restored farm equipment.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

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