A boom truck from Bancroft Contracting Corp. in Paris, background at right, salvages sections of fiberglass grates Monday morning from an old pumphouse on a section of the Lewiston canal system. The dilapidated bridge over the canal on Oxford Street, foreground, was used by workers walking to the Continental Mill beyond in the 1800s. An out-of-state developer plans to construct apartments and retail space at the complex in the next 12 to 18 months, the property manager at the site said Monday. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Workers from Bancroft Contracting Corp. in Paris, left, load fiberglass grates Monday morning salvaged from a section of the canal system in Lewiston. A fire in the old pumphouse, above right, made the area unsafe and the city is salvaging some artifacts and reusing the grating in other parts of the canal. In addition to shopping carts, tires, batteries, traffic cones and other discarded items, their favorite find of the morning was a football helmet. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

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