SASKATOON—Crowds of people lined the banks of the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon to watch explosions that brought down a portion of a 107-year-old bridge.
Two of the southern spans of the Traffic Bridge collapsed onto a specially constructed earth berm when 16 charges were simultaneously detonated early Jan. 10.
According to police, the demolition went off without a hitch.
The century-old bridge is being replaced.
The northern spans will be taken down later as construction moves forward.
Here’s a video: