Posted: Oct 21, 2009 10:29 AM by Kelly Spell
Updated: Oct 21, 2009 12:48 PM
The old westbound span of the Hwy. 190 bridge over the Amite River was demolished this morning near Denham Springs.
State Police used a controlled detonation of explosives along the bridge supports to bring it down.
A crane will remove the pieces from the river.
The bridge was demolished so crews can start work on the new eastbound span.
The $30 million replacement project is scheduled to be complete in December 2010.