Sidewalk Padded With Rubber For Keg Deliveries An Iowa college town is protecting itself from the effects of drinking. People in Ames — home of Iowa State University — noticed a concrete sidewalk cracking in the area where beer distributors unload hundreds of beer kegs for local bars. Some of the kegs get dropped. The city installed a sidewalk made of recycled rubber. Now the kegs will bounce — and with any luck, so will students stumbling back to the dorm.
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An Iowa college town is protecting itself from the effects of drinking. People in Ames — home of Iowa State University — noticed a concrete sidewalk cracking in the area where beer distributors unload hundreds of beer kegs for local bars. Some of the kegs get dropped. The city installed a sidewalk made of recycled rubber. Now the kegs will bounce — and with any luck, so will students stumbling back to the dorm.

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An Iowa college town is protecting itself from the effects of drinking. People in Ames — home of Iowa State University — noticed a concrete sidewalk cracking. That was the area where beer distributors unload hundreds of beer kegs for local bars. Some of the kegs got dropped. So the city installed a sidewalk made of recycled rubber so the kegs will bounce. With any luck, so will students stumbling back to the dorm.

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