Accidental move


Last updated 2/24/2021 at 8:07am

A concrete block that provides a barrier at the end of the Columbia River Bridge in Coulee Dam rests on the sidewalk along Columbia Avenue to where it was dislodged by a minivan that hit it Feb. 13 on the Douglas County side of the bridge. Such "ecology blocks" typically weigh about 3,600 pounds. The impact caused the front right tire to break off completely. That was the worst of four wrecks at the end of the bridge on that snowy, slippery Saturday, said a woman who can see the action from her living room window. She noted that one winter, they saw 16 mishaps at that corner.

- Scott Hunter photo


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