Arch Tram Out Of Service

1 decade 2 years 10 months ago Monday, July 23 2007 Jul 23, 2007 Monday, July 23, 2007 2:39:44 AM CDT July 23, 2007 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) - One of two trams that take visitors to the top of the Gateway Arch remains out of service today after about 200 people were trapped in the landmark. The arch's deputy superintendent, Frank Mares, says it appears one of nine cables pulling the south tram failed Saturday night. It came in contact with an electrified rail, causing the system to lose power. Mares says the power failure happened around 8:45 p-m. He says there were roughly 40 people in each tram, another 100 at the top of the Arch, and others in loading zones. The St. Louis Fire Department says at least two people needed medical attention, but no one was seriously hurt. The power outage occurred as thousands were attending a free concert and fireworks show on the Arch grounds.

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