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Weather forces change to Elon landmark

Workers removed a portion of an archway entrance to Elon's campus as a safety precaution, but plan to restore the icon in the spring.

Cracks caused by wet weather and freezing temperatures have prompted the temporary removal of a portion of the archway where many enter Elon University's campus from Williamson Avenue.

Concerns about the stability of the brick arch led the university's Physical Plant to remove it as a safety precaution. The two brick columns that held the archway remain, and workers plan to restore the arch during warmer weather in late spring of 2014.

Philip Jones,
12/2/2013 10:55 AM