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News Release
Hendricks Bridge boat ramp closed for removal of "Mt. Brushmore" - 05/13/24

The boat ramp at Lane County’s Hendricks Bridge Park east of Springfield is closed this week, May 13 through May 17, for removal of debris from January’s ice storm. 

 

Several tons of debris were collected at the park during ice storm clean up. The park was used as a drop site for debris collected by residents as well as debris removed from roadways by Lane County Public Works. The large piles, primarily tree limbs, earned the unofficial nickname of “Mt. Brushmore” due to their height.

 

“We are appreciative that our friends in the Parks division were able to make this site available to us for storm clean up and now we’re glad to be returning it to its regular use in time for summer,” said Lane County Road Maintenance Manager Orin Schumacher. 

 

Additional boat ramp closures may be needed next week, too, depending upon how much debris is able to be removed this week. 

 

The park’s day use are remains open. Visitors should be mindful of closed areas and give any equipment a wide berth. 

 

 

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