Local/State

Pa. turnpike bridge demolished, dropped into river

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A section of the 58-year-old Allegheny River Bridge has been demolished.

The bridge was taken down Tuesday with 200 pounds of explosives. Traffic on the nearby Pennsylvania Turnpike was stopped for about a half hour while the demolition took place.

Officials say the demolished bridge fell safely into the Allegheny River. Two sections of the bridge that go over land will be demolished at the end of the month.

Two spans are replacing the bridge.

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