SASKATOON — Crowds of people lined the banks of the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon to watch explosions that brought down a portion of a 107-year-old bridge.
Two of the southern spans of the Traffic Bridge collapsed onto a specially constructed earth berm when 16 charges were simultaneously detonated early Sunday.
Police and firefighters patrolled a 250-metre exclusion zone around the bridge to make sure nobody got too close.
According to police, the demolition went off without a hitch.
The century-old bridge is being replaced.
The northern spans will be taken down later as construction moves forward.
(CKRM, The Canadian Press)
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