Support beams installed at historic church damaged by fire
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The weather put a damper on construction at Trinity Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.
The church was damaged by a devastating fire back in May.
Crews were supposed to install three support beams, but because of rain they could only install two.
Crews putting up steel beams at historic Trinity Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. Hoping to have a temporary roof up in two weeks to rebuild inside that was destroyed by fire pic.twitter.com/WJ0aqEYAWG— Brendan Cullerton (@BCullerton) July 20, 2018
Once crews get the beams in place, they can put on a temporary roof.
"We're comforted by the fact that a lot of it seems to be quite stable. Today's process will reassure that stabilization so they can get in and do some of the work on the rest of the building," said Rev. Ed May.
Trinity Lutheran's Rev. Ed May says moving to rebuilding inside of church after fire is a "jumping point" in the reconstruction effort pic.twitter.com/c7GIUd5g5n— Brendan Cullerton (@BCullerton) July 20, 2018
Church services have been held across the street at MATC during the reconstruction.
Trinity hopes to have a permanent roof on the church by the fall, but it could take years to fully rebuild.