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Lewis and Clark Statue Moving

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UPI/Bill Greenblatt

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A statue of explorers Meriweather Lewis and William Clark is moving from the riverfront. The creator, Sculptor Harry Weber, says it will mean less time underwater for the Mississippi River tribute.

The statue has been on the riverfront since 2006. It was scheduled to be pulled in January but weather conditions put a stop to that. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be moving the statue.

Weber tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the 23-foot bronze statue will move to an undetermined location once the weather improves. One possible site is at K. Sullivan Boulevard or a spot near the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park.

Weber says that he and donors who paid for the artwork worry that further water damage could irrevocably damage the statue.

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