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18 Dec 2014
19 Dec 2014
Derelict dock to be removed from future urban beach
The Human Access Project will remove an old derelict dock Friday that floated down the Willamette River and got embedded in the river bottom south of the Hawthorne Bridge.
The nonprofit advocacy group has been clearing that stretch of riverfront on the east side of the Willamette to create a more usable public space. Willie Levenson, founder and ringleader of the group, has informally dubbed the spot Audrey Beach, named after the wife of former Gov. Tom McCall. A waterfront park named after him sits on the opposite side of the river.
Fred Devine Marine has been commissioned to do the heavy lifting to get the dock out of the water.
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