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Preparations may begin this week for Hamilton Dam demolition

Feb 11, 2018

Flint's Hamilton Dam (file photo)
Credit steve carmody / Michigan Radio

Work begins this week on the demolition of a nearly century-old dam in Flint.

The Flint River has flowed through the Hamilton Dam since it was constructed in 1920.

But the dam has been crumbling for decades.

Last year, the state government approved spending $3.1 million to demolish the dam, as part of a project to revitalize Flint’s riverfront.

This week crews are expected to begin installing perimeter fencing and mobilizing demolition and construction equipment.