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World's Largest Covered Wagon to be repaired


Lincoln - The World's Largest Covered Wagon will soon stand tall on Old Route 66, after winds in January pushed the wagon over.


The storm pushed the monstrous wagon askew, breaking the front and back wheels on the driver's side and leaving the roadside attraction tilted at a 45 degree angle. The wagon cover was also ripped from its mountings and destroyed. Gusts reached up to 50-miles per hour.


The Logan County Tourism Bureau awarded a contract to repair the wagon to Matthews Construction of Lincoln.


The World's Largest Covered Wagon was hand-built from oak wood. It stands 24 feet tall and is 12 feet wide and 40 feet long. The front wheels are 10 feet tall and the back wheels are 12 feet tall. The wagon weighs 5 tons. The Abraham Lincoln figure is made of fiberglass. It is 12 feet tall (seated) and weighs 350 pounds.    

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