BRIDGE BLAST: Missouri Bridge Demolished

The Missouri Department of Transportation put on quite a show Tuesday morning as it blew up part of a bridge to make way for reconstruction.

KTVI reports explosives were used to drop the westbound lanes of the Blanchette Bridge in St. Charles, Mo. into the Missouri River. Spectators gathered along the riverfront to watch the demolition and the blast was actually delayed so the spectators could be moved to a safe distance.

The debris, which contains about 4.5 million pounds of steel, will now have to be cleared from the river.

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