By Matt Kroschel

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– The dream of bringing the historic Arnold Barn back to its glory days is one-step closer to becoming a reality after a major relocation on Thursday.

The iconic barn was built in 1928 and used by dairy farmers for decades. Now, it sits about a mile uphill from its original location.

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For the man behind the wheel of the truck, hauling 70,000 pounds of county history, this is just another day in the office.

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“It’s delicate, very delicate and we got to be smooth,” said Bill Bailey who owns Bailey House Movers from Grand Junction.

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Bailey navigated across wetlands, and narrow roads placing the Arnold barn in its new home.

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The big move makes way for future development. It also gives the barn the honor of welcoming people from around the world to the Steamboat Ski Resort.

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Now the restoration work can begin.

Drone4 flew over the Arnold Barn during its move (credit: CBS)

“Everybody working together, that’s what makes Steamboat Springs such a wonderful place because we see a common vision and a way to make it happen,” said Arianthé Stettner with the Save Arnold Barn Committee.

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Matt Kroschel covers news throughout Colorado working from the CBS4 Mountain Newsroom. Send story ideas to mrkroschel@cbs.com and connect with him on Twitter @Matt_Kroschel.

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