Posted: Wed, August 1 2012 at 8:15 AM, Updated: Wed, August 1 2012 at 8:29 AM
The Japanese dock that washed ashore near Newport,OR in June is set to be removed from Agate beach.
The dock was set adrift by last year's earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Since it washed ashore though, it has become a tourist attraction.
'Ballard Diving and Salvage' out of Seattle has already started preparing the site.
But the actual removal will not begin until Wednesday afternoon.
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department reports that the contractor will cut the dock into five sections, use a crane to load them onto trucks sitting on the beach, then drive them off-site for final demolition and recycling.
The total cost to remove the dock is reported to be more than $84,000.