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Demolition of the Champlain Bridge

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Posted on December 28, 2009 |
By Andrea Suozzo



A siren cut through Monday morning’s gray, flurry-filled sky above the Champlain Bridge and suddenly the anticipatory chatter among the assembled masses waned to a collective murmur.

In an instant, the wintry tableau before them was shattered by a loud thud, punctuated by a series of brilliant yellow and red flashes. Like a sand castle hit by a tsunami, the bridge dissolved into Lake Champlain from beneath a rising plume of thick, angry smoke, debris and dust.

Watch the video of the demolition here. Afterward, read the full article, then join the discussion and see more coverage of the Champlain Bridge.

Video by Andrea Suozzo

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