Over the river (Iowa River) and past the woods, (Timmons Grove County Park), grandmother’s house did go

Ferneau House Moving of Marshalltown was contracted to move an intact house from the south side of Marietta to its new location on Taylor Avenue.

The moving company prepared the home during the last two weeks for the move. Then on Tuesday morning, the appointed time at 9 a.m. arrived. The home was brought onto Highway 330 soon after, as a procession of escort and law enforcement vehicles accompanied the rig as it traveled north. Traffic was temporarily halted in Albion and behind the moving house. The home is destined for resetting on a new foundation for Cody Crawford.

Ferneau estimated the total weight of the home, support beams and dolly wheels at 125,000 pounds.


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