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ODOT demolishes Oklahoma 51 bridge over Fort Gibson Lake


FORT GIBSON LAKE, OKLAHOMA – Contractors with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation on Tuesday morning used a controlled detonation to demolish the old Oklahoma 51 bridge over the Grand River/Fort Gibson Lake at the Wagoner-Cherokee county line. The Richard D. Newkirk bridge over the Grand River was built in 1949. A nearly $17 million project to replace the bridge started … Continue reading

Implosion reduces Las Vegas hotel to rubble … almost


LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – The Clarion casino-hotel was imploded early Tuesday in Las Vegas, reduced to rubble to make way for a new hotel tower. But the 12-story, 200-room structure, which opened in 1970 as the Royal Inn, didn’t go down cleanly. The implosion was delayed by about half an hour because of bystanders who wouldn’t get out of the … Continue reading

Watch the former Xerox/ACS building in Dallas implode


DALLAS, TEXAS – The Sunday-morning implosion of the Xerox/ACS building executed by Lindamood Demolition and Controlled Demolition, Inc., went off as planned, with a huge tan plume of smoke and a volume that viewers found to be louder than expected. The building was imploded in preparation for a controversial Sam’s Club that Trammell Crow plans to build at the corner … Continue reading

Portion of Kyle Field imploded – VIDEO

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COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS – Part of Kyle Field was imploded early Sunday morning as part of the stadium’s redevelopment. A ceremony happened at 7:30 a.m. followed by the implosion on the west side of the field at 8 a.m. The university system said construction on the field is slated to finish in time for the 2015 season. The new west … Continue reading

19 Story Tower Implosion – VIDEO


ATLANTA, GEORGIA – The 19-story old hotel that stood along I-85 and North Druid Hills is no more. The Saturday morning implosion went off without a hitch. The Executive Park Motor Hotel was built in the 1970’s. It’s stood empty for years. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta bought the property for $10 million. They plan to turn the area into office … Continue reading

Fire In The Hole – Ritchie Power Plant Implosion

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LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS – At 8 a.m. on Friday, Entergy imploded one of three retired electricity generating units at the Ritchie Power Plant near Helena. Entergy is removing all above-ground structures to make the site available for future industrial development opportunities. The implosion was a milestone in the plant’s demolition, which began in June and is expected to be completed … Continue reading

Second blast in Old Ledbetter Bridge demolition

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LEDBETTER, KENTUCKY – Another piece of the old Ledbetter Bridge came tumbling down as hundreds witnessed the end of an era. “I’ve always been a big fan of explosions, and I’m a big fan of things getting destroyed so it’s the best of both worlds,” said Kevin Rude. As crews successfully detonated a second portion of the Old Ledbetter Bridge, … Continue reading

The Sir John Carling building goes boom – VIDEO


OTTAWA, CANADA – The biggest blast in Ottawa’s history was over in seconds on Sunday, reducing the 11-storey John Carling Building to 40,000 tons of rubble by 420 kilograms of explosives. Hundreds of people gathered 300 metres away from the federal office tower at 930 Carling Ave. that overlooked Dow’s Lake to catch a glimpse of the $4.8 million demolition. … Continue reading

Watch the 1959 Inner Belt Bridge Implosion – VIDEO


CLEVELAND, OHIO – Hundreds of Clevelanders hiked to the public viewing area at East 14th Street and Broadway Avenue to watch five spans on the 55-year-old Inner Belt Bridge come down in a controlled implosion at 6 a.m. Saturday. It took only seconds for 182 pounds of explosives to bring down the 10 million pounds of steel on five span … Continue reading

Massive blast will take down aging 11-story Ottawa building this weekend


OTTAWA, CANADA – The biggest implosion in Ottawa’s history is set for this Sunday as a demolition team is expected to take down an aging, unloved federal office building. The 11-story Sir John Carling Building will be turned into about 40,000 tonnes of rubble Sunday at 7 a.m. when Advanced Explosives Demolition Inc. sets off about 400 kilograms of intricately-placed … Continue reading

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