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: