Vanished within seconds: 150-meter long Nanhu Bridge in Changchun, NE China's Jilin, was demolished in a controlled explosion on June 11. pic.twitter.com/V4LIxyUOTG— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) June 13, 2017
According to CGTN, the bridge was demolished to make way for a newer bridge. Built in 1978, Nanhu bridge was seen as a potential safety hazard.
Engineers packed the bridge, nearly 150 metres long and 25 meters wide, with 710 kilograms of explosives. The bridge was demolished in an incredible 3.5 seconds, sending plumes of dust and debris into the sky. CGTN reports the debris will take between three to five days to clear up.
According to ChinaDaily, the new bridge will be wider, allowing for space on both sides of the bridge to be reserved for pedestrians. The new bridge is expected to be open to traffic by the end of September.
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