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3D scan ensures future of historic Council Bluffs statue

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Council Bluffs officials and resident have spent nearly $10,000 on a 3-D image of a historic statue to ensure the artwork can be restored if it's ever damaged.

Residents and officials teamed for the scan of the Ruth Anne Dodge Memorial.

The 96-year-old statue was sculpted by Daniel Chester French, who created the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

The bronze sculpture had fallen into disrepair but was restored in 1984 and now is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Residents wanted to be sure the statue could be restored if it was damaged, so they worked with the city to raise $9,750 for a California company that scanned the sculpture over several weeks, giving officials an exact replica of the artwork.

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