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Officials fear "Surfing Madonna" damaged infrastructure

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ENCINITAS (CBS 8) - City officials in Encinitas are concerned the 'Surfing Madonna' may have damaged the bridge's infrastructure causing a safety hazard.

The popular mosaic is now under scrutiny because it was installed on a wall designed to stabilize the railroad overpass, in an earthquake.

Officials fear that wall was compromised by the 18 bolts the artist used to install it.  An attorney for the artist says the wall is too strong to be damaged by screws or glue.

The North County Transit District will reportedly inspect the bridge.

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