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The story behind the bus-sized concrete on the sand in Long Beach

The story behind the bus-sized concrete on the sand in Long Beach

[ad_1] Long Beach residents are accustomed to seeing debris on their beaches in the aftermath of inclement weather. So Annette Freuhan wasn’t the least bit fazed when she woke up the day after the torrential rains in early February to see a concrete slab the size of a bus washed ashore on Junipero Beach. “The ocean is pretty powerful,” said the 80-year-old homeowner. As Freuhan spoke, she could see a bulldozer clearing up smaller debris on the beach surrounding the concrete block. “I don’t see it as being unusual because we have had whole huge trees that sometimes wash up.” Tree trunks, littered beer bottles, even the wreckage of a sunken ship — Freuhan has seen it all over the last seven years in her home overlooking Bluff Park. But this particular concrete slab sparked several questions. What is it? Where did it come from? How did it make it to the beach? And how, exactly, would the city get rid of the thing? To answer the third question first, apparently concrete can float. (The …