Birmingham City Council to pay for repairs on Vulcan

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham's City Council will take up a request next week for $30,000 to repair the pedestal of the city's statue of Vulcan. The council's budget and finance committee approved the repairs this week.

Workers will seal leaks in the 124-foot pedestal for the statue atop Red Mountain.

The Vulcan statue and park underwent a $30-million restoration in 1999 that included the creation of the adjacent museum.

The new park opened in 2004.