Old Kosciuszko Bridge goes down — with bangs


Skanska led a team demolishing the old Kosciuszko Bridge through controlled explosions on Oct. 2.

Engineers determined that ‘energetic felling’ – better known as controlled implosion – was determined to be the safest, most effective and fastest way to bring down the old bridge.

Some 20 steel trusses were dropped, to make room for the completion of a new $873 million bridge to replace the 78-year-old structure.

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A summer 2016 photo showing the new bridge construction at an earlier stage, with first of two towers for the new bridge. (Skanska)


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