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Corrosion Likely Cause of Maine Tower Collapse

Corrosion Likely Cause of Maine Tower Collapse
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Corrosion is the early suspect in a Maine tower crash.
The Portland Press Herald said preliminary inspections indicate the 540-foot tower in Portland used by FM stations WMGX and WYNZ collapsed "because metal in the structure's anchoring system had corroded in marshy soil and its guy wires were no longer secure."
The Portland Press Herald article by Kelley Bouchard said ERI has been selected to design and build the new tower, which will include three sets of double guy wires and be designed to collapse on itself if it falls.

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