Last section of the canal bridge imploded

Posted: 2015/02/19 in construction, IDOT
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This morning shortly after 10:10, demolition crews blasted the parts of the old canal bridge that was over land:

Thanks to Buzz for filming and uploading this video. The single-digit temperatures at the time of the implosion limited the number of spectators at the event.

Despite the fact the implosion went smoothly, there was an incident at Lilac during the closure:

Whether or not it was related to the closure was up in the air – the editor was at work at the time. It was cleared at 11:30.  270 was reopened by 11:10.

With the implosion completed, the good news is that there will be no more full closures of this section of 270 for the remainder of this project.


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