2,300 Pound Bell Hung at Mater Dei Catholic Church
On April 21, 2020 crews installed the bronze bell at Mater Dei Catholic Church in Chula Vista. The 2,300 pound, 3-foot wide bell is attached to 8×18 heavy timber and hangs at 40 feet on the bell tower. This 17,420-square-foot, 1-story, wood-frame and stucco worship building will have a seating capacity of 1,000, as well as other ancillary and supporting spaces. The site development will include modifications to a small portion of the existing surface parking lot, paved courtyards, walks, ramps, landscaping and irrigation as well as required grading, drainage and utility improvements. Completion is scheduled for mid-May.