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Fort McCoy renovating stone gates

Fort McCoy
Fort McCoy

SPARTA, WI (WTAQ) - Fort McCoy is renovating stone gates which are almost 75 years old. 

The South Post gates were constructed in 1941 at the Army base between Sparta and Tomah. 

TCI of La Crosse is overseeing the renovation. It's expected to be finished by the end of September, at a cost of almost $125,000. 

The stone gates were built as part of the Franklin D. Roosevelt's Works Project Administration, which gave jobs to the unemployed. The last repairs were made in 1996. 

Since then, there has been broken and cracked cement capstones -- along with weather stains, deteriorated mortar, and possible internal erosion. 

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