Death of an 83-year old Fort Steuben bridge of Ohio (with stunning video)
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Death of an 83-year old Fort Steuben bridge of Ohio (with stunning video)

Columbus : OH : USA | Feb 22, 2012 at 10:38 PM PST
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Built in 1928, the Fort Steuben Bridge over the Ohio River served as the main communication link between Ohio and West Virginia. That landmark is now history. Watch the stunning demolition video.

A team of experts demolished the bridge within minutes – they used a total of 490 special charges filled with 70 Kg of explosives and strategically placed at 136 different locations of the bridge.

It must have taken years to build and hundreds of men must have worked day and night to complete it in time. But, it was gone in a few seconds!!!

In view of the opening of a wider bridge, the Fort Steuben Bridge was no longer required.

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  • Fort Steuben Bridge Demolition Video

      www.businessinsider.com
    It took 153 pounds of explosives and only a few seconds to bring down Fort Steuben Bridge on the Ohio River this morning. The 83-year-old, 1255-foot bridge was closed to traffic in 2009 after the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) ...
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    A bridge in Ohio called the Fort Steuben bridge gets demolished..Woohoo! ... At the age of 84, the Fort Steuben Bridge provided an essential path to and from Steubenville, Ohio and Weirton, West Virginia. Not only was it a beautiful ...
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      www.neatorama.com
    (YouTube link) The 84-year-old Fort Steuben Bridge connecting Ohio and West Virginia was decommissioned in mere seconds on Tuesday. They did not skimp on the explosives! Luckily, its final performance was caught on high-speed video ...
  • The Enlightened Redneck » Farewell To The Fort Steuben Bridge

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    Farewell To The Fort Steuben Bridge. Posted on 02.22.12 by Danny Glover @ 2:54 am. This cool video of a bridge demolition was shot a short drive up the Ohio River from my home town in West Virginia: ...

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