Your Morning Wake-Up Call is an 80-Year-old Bridge Implosion: VIDEO


Because there's nothing quite like a bridge demolition to get your heart pumping in the morning, here's what happened yesterday in Marble Falls, Texas, a town approximately 45 miles northwest of Austin.

The 80-year-old US 281 bridge over the Colorado River was imploded in a controlled explosion lasting a split second in front of a group of enthusiastic spectators. The blast cut fiber optic cables, cutting off telephone and communications services to a wide area.

This was not a SXSW-sanctioned event.


Posted March 18, 2013 at 7:54am ETC by Andy Towle
in Austin, News, Texas