Chattanooga loses suit over downtown water feature

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- A state appeals court has ruled that the city of Chattanooga cannot recoup money spent repairing a downtown water installation on the riverfront.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that Judge John McClarty's ruling issued Thursday supported a trial court's decision to throw out the case against the companies that built the feature because the statute of limitations had expired.

The city sued project overseer River City Co., designer Hargreaves Associates and contractor Continental Construction Co. after spending $1.5 million to renovate the Passage, an installation featuring running water cascading down steps.

The project opened in 2005 as a revitalization of the city's riverfront, but cracking and other electrical problems have surfaced.

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Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com


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