Colorado Opts to Name Massive Boulder That Rolled onto Highway "Memorial Rock" and Leave It in Place

On Memorial Day weekend, a rockslide sent this huge boulder tumbling down a mountain and onto a highway outside of Telluride, Colorado. It’s too big to move and blasting it apart is prohibitively expensive. So the state Department of Transportation has decided to leave it where it is, name the boulder “Memorial Rock”, and re-route the highway. The Denver Post quotes Governor Jared Polis:

“We expect that for generations to come, people will have the opportunity to observe this geological masterpiece that we’re calling Memorial Rock,” Polis said at a morning news conference, adding the decision will save taxpayers about $200,000.

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Photo: Colorado Department of Transportation

Source: neatorama

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