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Second gym roof collapses at Montana State University

March 10, 2019

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A second gym roof has collapsed at Montana State University as officials had expected.

The North Gym’s roof collapsed Saturday evening, two days after the student fitness center’s South Gym gave out following heavy snowfall.

The second collapse was considered likely since the two connected gyms were built around the same time and the buildings were constructed using similar methods and materials.

University officials say the school hired structural engineers to evaluate more than 40 flat-roofed buildings on campus.

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