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Pittsburgh, PA - 90-year-old Bridge Demolished, Making Way For New Span (video)

Published on: December 28, 2015 07:33 PM
By: AP
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Workers on a lift prepare for the upcoming destruction of the Greenfield Bridge on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, in Pittsburgh. The 94-year-old bridge is scheduled to be imploded Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. The interstate highway known as the Parkway East, that runs under the bridge, was closed Sunday morning and is scheduled to stay closed until Jan. 1, 2016, to clean debris and the dirt from the road after the scheduled destruction of the bridge. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)Workers on a lift prepare for the upcoming destruction of the Greenfield Bridge on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, in Pittsburgh. The 94-year-old bridge is scheduled to be imploded Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. The interstate highway known as the Parkway East, that runs under the bridge, was closed Sunday morning and is scheduled to stay closed until Jan. 1, 2016, to clean debris and the dirt from the road after the scheduled destruction of the bridge. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Pittsburgh, PA - After over 90 years, a Pittsburgh bridge is no more.

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The Greenfield Bridge was brought down in a controlled implosion Monday morning. Dozens of onlookers stood by to watch the span collapse in a cloud of dust.

The bridge carried traffic above Interstate 376, which is locally known as the Parkway East.

It’s been closed since October and is being replaced by a new span scheduled to open by May 2017.

The interstate will be closed for about 5 days while crews remove the debris. It could reopen sooner if cleanup happens quickly.



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