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