A piece of tsunami debris headed for its permanent home has been forced to make a detour.
The portion of the Japanese dock was supposed to be delivered to the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport on Wednesday.
There's just one problem. It was too big to cross the Yaquina Bay Bridge, and much bigger than the Science Center was expecting.
"It surprised all of us. Yes, we saw the math on the piece of paper when the crane showed up and we realized what we were in for. Uh oh," said Mark Farley, a spokesman for the science center.
The dock weighs about 90,000 pounds. For now, it will be kept at a marina near the Port of Newport where it will be cut down to a more manageable size - an 8 by 8-foot triangle that weighs 40,000 pounds.
The dock piece will then be moved across the bridge to the science center.
Copyright 2013 KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved.
Tuesday, June 17 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-06-17 23:17:56 GMT
Her own husband paid to have her killed. Instead, the Portland woman killed her attacker with her bare hands. Now, almost eight years later, her ex could walk free again. She hopes sharing her own desperateMore >
Her own husband paid to have her killed. Instead, the Portland woman killed her attacker with her bare hands. Now, almost eight years later, her ex could walk free again. More >
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:37:17 GMT
Photo Clackamas County Sheriffs Office
Clackamas Sheriff's Office responded Saturday afternoon to the report of a single vehicle crash in Molalla. The collision occurred on S. Palmer Rd, south of Hwy 213 at 4:40pm. An investigation revealedMore >
An 18-year-old is facing charges including DUII and assault after deputies said he flipped his truck with five other teenage passengers inside near Highway 213 in Molalla.More >
Sunday, August 31 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:38:10 GMT
Silverton police are still searching for Jason Clifford Down, who is the main suspect in a fatal shooting Saturday afternoon. Police responded to shots fired in the 200 block of Olson Rd at 3:44pm. ItMore >
Detectives identified the victim who was shot and killed in Silverton on Saturday as 50-year-old Cassandra Wagner.More >
Monday, September 1 2014 2:00 AM EDT2014-09-01 06:00:48 GMT
Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast have slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events and sent people scurrying from a beach in New York after three men there were...More >
Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men...More >