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Plans moving forward to save Grand Haven tipple
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GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- A plan to save the tipple is moving forward in Grand Haven.

Thursday night the city's historic commission approved plans they hope will preserve the landmark. The tipple is part of Grand Haven's railroad history.

Built in 1925, steam engine locomotives would pull under the arch to fill up with coal.

But time is taking a toll.

This winter, engineers will apply treatment they hope will stop rust on rebar and concrete from crumbling.

''It's the rebar inside the concrete that is rusting, and if we can stop that and stop the cracking and the falling concrete, we can really preserve the structure,'' explained Grand Haven Historic Commission Chairperson Marsha Peterson. "It has a lot of historical value.''


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