Trucker Joey J. Peterson inspects his load Wednesday at Fire Station No. 3 in Coeur d'Alene. (Photo: Coeur d'Alene Today)
The last pieces to be salvaged from the site of the September 11, 2001, World Trade Center in New York City made their way through Coeur d’Alene Wednesday, headed for Mercer Island, Washington, where they will be used to construct a 911 memorial. Trucker Joey J. Peterson said the pieces of rubble and steel, weighing 35,000 pounds, has generated a lot of interest as he’s made his way across the country. “It’s raised a lot of emotions,” Peterson said. “Quite a few people are taking pictures and a lot of them know what it is before even asking.” The artifacts were used as footing for the twin towers/Coeur d'Alene Today.