Phase 1 of the Implosion a success

Posted: 2015/01/20 in construction, IDOT
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Phase one of the implosion happened at 10:33 today and went without incident:

A large crowd lined the old Route 66 canal bridge to witness the implosion of what was once the eastbound span of the canal bridge on 270.

All mainline lanes were reopened by 11:50 with just minor delays.

Photo galleries may be found at KSDK, and from Flickr.  Both the Belleville News Democrat and the Alton Telegraph put the implosion in the front page of the newspaper on January 21.

There are two more implosions scheduled – posts regarding those implosions will be made when the dates are confirmed and official press releases has been made. The tentative dates of those implosions are February 4 and February 17, weather permitting.

UPDATE 1/22/15 at 01:43 – added a few links.

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