Video: Ohio River bridge demolition

If you’ve ever wanted to see an Ohio River bridge demolition (or any bridge demolition at all), here’s your opportunity. I missed the demolition of my hometown’s Putnam Street Bridge in 2000, a bridge that also spanned the Ohio River, because I was out of town. When I saw this video pop up on Laughing Squid today, I couldn’t help but share. The Fort Steuben Bridge has been out of use since 2009. Built in 1928, the bridge connected Steubenville, Ohio to Weirton, West Virginia. On Tuesday, the bridge required 153 pounds of explosives for its destruction. The video above was released by the Ohio Department of Transportation. It’s not a quiet video (it’s probably best to watch this muted), but it is an exciting one.

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