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Moving Day: Oakley Home Cut in Half and Transported Across Town

by ECT

At 5:00 am Sunday morning, crews from Roger’s House Moving began moving a home through the streets of Oakley which required streets to close for a short period of time and included a police escort.

The house that was moved was recently purchased from the City of Oakley by a resident. Instead of tearing the old home down, they cut the home in half and moved it from Carol Lane, down Main Street, hung a right onto Empire. A few miles later they hung a left onto Carpenter before arriving to their destination on Privet Court in Oakley—backs up to O’Hara Avenue.

According to Google Maps, it’s about a 3-mile trip that should take 6-minutes. This move took just over two-hours.

The home will stay raised until a foundation is poured and at that time, a hydraulic system will move the home into place.

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Julio-Antioch Jul 22, 2013 - 11:47 am

Interesting Mike, Would have been fun to watch. Thanks

Theresa Jul 22, 2013 - 2:45 pm

Thanks Mike Rogers for letting my family be involved in this rare opportunity.

ECVsBrother Jul 22, 2013 - 6:35 pm

I wonder how much these people would charge to move the Oakley School house?
Maybe the destruction of it is a done deal. If so never mind. Nice pictures.

Mike rogers Jul 23, 2013 - 12:31 am

Thanks for the pictures Michael Burkholder! The company name is Rogers House Moving my brother is Rogers Roofing they do the roofs! Thanks to the Oakley Police Dept. for a great job with the traffic control! We could’nt of done it without them!!

burkforoakley Jul 24, 2013 - 7:29 pm

This has been fixed with appropriate link. Will contact you Thursday.

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