The second time proved to be the charm. There were no delays or glitches with the detonation charges. Instead just after 6 p.m., more than 3,000 plus explosives went off perfectly bringing the historic bridge down in seconds. The implosion created a huge dust cloud over the area.
This was the second attempt at demolishing the 75-year-old bridge. The original attempt ended Saturday with just a third of the bridge brought down. A problem with a detonating cord on the charges is to blame.
Hundreds had gathered in the cold and rain last weekend to see the implosion. But many went home in disappointment after the technical problems caused numerous delays.
The Ohio Department of Transportation says the two stage demolition will not cost taxpayers extra money. It says the company that made the faulty detonation cord should shoulder the additional costs. ODOT says it will be up to the demolition company to recover those costs.
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