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Crews attempt to remove Cedar Rapids skywalk

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Construction crews were in downtown Cedar Rapids early Saturday to take down another piece of the puzzle when it comes to building a new convention center.  They tried to remove a skywalk stretching across First Ave.  The skywalk connects the Coventry Gardens building with the First Avenue parking ramp. Problem is the piece was too heavy to take down.  After three hours, crews decided to quit trying for safety reasons.  It's being removed to make way for demolition of the parking ramp, and construction of the new Cedar Rapids convention center complex.  No word on when that removal may happen now.

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