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Cannonball discovered at HRBT expansion construction project deemed safe

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Posted at 1:06 PM, Jun 16, 2021

HAMPTON, Va. - A piece of Virginia's rich history popped up during a major construction project in Hampton Monday.

State Police says while at the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel construction site, a mysterious cannonball was discovered.

The Hampton Fire Department and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team from Joint Base Langley-Eustis took a look at it and deemed it safe.

Officials did not say if they are looking to uncover more of the cannonball's history or how exactly it got there.