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Demolition begins on collapsed Skagit River bridge – VIDEO

MOUNT VERNON, WASHINGTON – A demolition crew from Rhine Demolition of Tacoma Washington was brought in Saturday night to start the removal of the fallen Interstate 5 bridge in the Skagit River. According to officials with the Washington State Department of Transportation, crews must remove the fallen span from the river before final inspections of the bridge and piers can be … Continue reading

Demolition of old bridge moves underwater

NORTH BETHANY, DELAWARE  – They pulled it, pushed it, pounded it – the old Indian River Inlet Bridge. Now, the team charged with taking the structure apart will turn to divers equipped with underwater jackhammers for the demolition’s final phases. Work was set to start within a week, said Jim Westhoff, a spokesman for the state Department of Transportation. A … Continue reading

Webcam offers birds-eye view of Eshleman demolition

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA – Jackhammers are poised to roar into action Thursday to bring down UC Berkeley’s Eshleman Hall, a milestone in the rebuilding of Lower Sproul Plaza. Demolition won’t have the drama of dynamite. But anyone interested in watching the seven-story earthquake-challenged building being leveled can have a front row seat at on the Lower Sproul project website, where a webcam … Continue reading

DOYLE DRIVE DEMOLITION – HD VIDEO

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – Watch how twelve LaBounty attachments helped to demolish and remove 65,000 tons of concrete within 24 hours along Doyle Drive. Doyle Drive, 1.5 miles of roadway that connects the Golden Gate Bridge with San Francisco was closed Friday, April 27 at 8:00 PM Pacific Time until Monday, April 30 at 5:00 AM for demolition making way … Continue reading

NASA’s Plum Brook Reactor Facility Demolished – TIME LAPSE VIDEO

SANDUSKY, OHIO – Chemtron Corp. and B&B Wrecking and Excavating dismantle a former NASA nuclear test reactor using careful maneuvers and extra force. Every job a demolition contractor encounters has its own set of safety and structural challenges. But when those challenges include potentially radioactive material, a 25-foot h*** and 5-foot-thick concrete walls, the potential risks become greater than on a … Continue reading

City hires firm with mob ties to demolish Prospect Plaza Houses in Crown Heights

NEW YORK – The city has hired a demolition firm with mob ties and a deadly safety record to finally tear down an abandoned public housing development that’s remained vacant for more than a decade, the Daily News has learned. Some 1,500 tenants of the Prospect Plaza Houses in Crown Heights were relocated starting in 2001 with the promise that … Continue reading

Ashland Ore Dock Demolition – VIDEO & LIVE CAM

ASHLAND, WISCONSIN – The synergy of solid pre-planning, expertise, equipment and teamwork has proven essential for the completion of the complex and ongoing demolition of Canadian National’s Ashland Ore Dock in Ashland, Wis. The demolition, being conducted by Veit and Company Inc., (Veit) concerns a well-built, decades-old dock on Lake Superior which extends 2,000 ft. (610 m) into the water … Continue reading

Workers to begin demolishing NJ roller coaster dropped into ocean by Superstorm Sandy – VIDEO

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NEW JERSEY. –  Workers are set to begin demolishing perhaps the most famous symbol of Superstorm Sandy’s devastation along New Jersey’s shoreline. They’ll be taking apart the remnants of a roller coaster that plunged off an amusement pier into the ocean during the Oct. 29 storm. The work will begin Tuesday afternoon in the summer tourist destination of … Continue reading

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