The Coast Guard, along with Quincy, Boston and Massachusetts State police, set up a 1000-yard safety zone between Moon Island and Long Island on March 23rd. Shortly after, with a large burst of smoke, a 750-foot-long section of the Long Island Bridge, in Boston, was demolished. The demolition targeted three sections of the bridge, sections 12, 13 and 14 – each 250 feet long. The demolition, by Walsh Construction Co., is expected to cost $20.6 million and is to be completed by the end of April.
The first phase of the demolition process of the East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has been completed. The project, with a final cost $63.7 million, started in November 2013 and finished the current month.
To make way for a new business district in the city of Wuhan (formerly known as Hankou) in Central China, 19 apartment buildings were demolished on Saturday, January 21. It was the largest building implosion project ever taken place in China, where more than 5 tonnes of explosives were used, distributed in 120,000 locations. The implosion was carried out at midnight and the operation covered an area of two blocks of flats (more than 15 hectares). In the stunning video, the 7 to 12 story-high buildings vanish in just 10 seconds!
The final pieces of an impressive bridge were assembled in Genoa, Italy. But, what is really important is that the new facility replaces Morandi, a bridge that partially collapsed in 2018, resulting in 43 fatalities.
A bridge that served for more than 100 years the residents of Pennsylvania, in the northeastern United States, was demolished by the authorities on Wednesday, due to the fact that an inspection revealed major deterioration.