""Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ"" Groom Things to Do Tip by Paulie_D
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19 storeys (190 ft) tall with arms 110 ft wide the Cross is visible from 20 miles.
The construction took eight months and was completed in July 1995.
Every piece had to fit together when the frame was transported and assembled at the construction site forty
miles away. The cross weighs 1,250 tons or 2 1/2 million pounds.
Here you can judge the size from the picture of the cross dwarfing our bus.
Surrounding the main structure are statues depicting the Stations of the Cross and, off to one side is a representation of Calvary & the crucifiction of Christ.
When I visited, the site was still undergoing some construction of "The Fountain of Living Water and the Empty Tomb".
More pictures are given in the Travelogue.
Now, I'm not a true believer, but you have to admire the dedication of any group willing to erect such a monument to their faith. At least it's a positive creation rather than a destructive act in the name of a religion (OK, mini-rant over. Sorry).
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