Highway 82 Bridge Demolition

The old Highway 82 bridge (Benjamin G. Humphreys Bridge) is no longer in one piece.  Last week the eastern part of the bridge was taken out through a small explosion (I almost fell out of my chair at Lakeport).  This morning the center part of the bridge is being lowered on to a barge(s).

Lowering old bridge’s center

Notice the missing section on the right (eastern portion of bridge)

More evidence of bridge’s demolition

Update (2/15/2011, 3:12 p.m.):

Middle section has been lowered onto two barges

Update II (2/16/2011):  Video implosion of eastern side of bridge — courtesy of  mcgee3394 on YouTube

Link to last summer’s blog entry on the old bridge:

Remembering the Old Bridge; Getting Ready for the New