GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - It may be a few more weeks before a dumpster is taken out of the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids.
The dumpster, which weighs 15,000 pounds when filled with water, was carried downstream from Riverside Park during the April floods. It got stuck just beyond the Blue Street Bridge where it has sat ever since.
In June, Grand Rapids city officials discussed how to remove the eyesore . One option was to use a 300,000-pound crane to lift it out, but the crane would have been too heavy to be supported by the Blue Street Bridge.
The second plan was to send out city personnel in a boat to put a hook on the Dumpster to drag it out from the banks of the river.
That option was also vetoed in June, because it was too dangerous to send people out into the strong current.
A month later, Grand Rapids city officials said the river, at its current level, still makes a salvage attempt too dangerous.
They've hoping the level and the current of the river will go down in a few weeks, allowing crews to get to the Dumpster out of the river safely.
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