Oak trusses raised to the roof of fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Posted Jul 18, 2023

[Religion News Service] A crane hoisted massive oak trusses from a barge and onto Notre Dame Cathedral on July 11 in a spectacular operation to rebuild the fire-ravaged monument and bring it back to life by December 2024.

With trusses weighing 7 to 7.5 tons, the delicate operation drew crowds along a bridge over the Seine River and on its banks. “I think it’s a magical moment for a lot of Parisians this morning,” said Transport Minister Clement Beaune, noting that the Seine will be at the center of the Paris Olympics in 2024.

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