Learn more about the heart behind the New Life Cross and the vision for the Janesville community.
What did it take to see the cross through from vision to reality? Find out more about the project’s timeline.
How much does the cross weigh? Would you believe 25,000 pounds? Check out some more fun facts.
You can become a part of the project by purchasing a brick, bench or giving a one-time donation.
Learn a little about the New Life Cross and what it took to make it happen.
It takes just one look at the New Life Cross to understand that this was no small project. The cross stands 60 feet high and 40 feet wide. The circumference around the base of the cross is 20 feet.
Nearly 50 cubic yards of concrete secure the cross 11 feet underground. Over 90 tons of concrete were used to secure the cross.
The cross itself weighs a whopping 25,000 pounds.
There are 12 commemorative benches placed along the circumference of the patio. Additionally, the cross and pavilion are adjoined by a 100 foot commemorative walkway.
Circumference of the base in feet
Width of the crossbeam in feet
Total height of the cross in feet
Amount of concrete in tons