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Repairs begin on Chattanooga's waterfront

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Chattanooga's 21st Century Waterfront. Photo by Angela Lewis/Times Free Press Chattanooga's 21st Century Waterfront. Photo by Angela Lewis/Times Free Press

CHATTANOOGA, TN (AP) - Work on a project to stop Chattanooga's waterfront from sinking begins this week.

Public Works Administrator Lee Norris told a Chattanooga newspaper that work is scheduled to begin on Tuesday and be completed by May.

The Tennessee River has leak into the foundation soil under Ross's Landing, washing away parts of it. Sections of the waterfront have sunk 6 inches since it was completed in 2005.

Work crews will be tasked with driving metal sheets into the bedrock in an effort to stop further erosion of the foundation under the waterfront.

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