Did you feel it? Innerbelt bridge demolished by ODOT Saturday morning

CLEVELAND - The 1959 Innerbelt Bridge was demolished at  about 6 a.m. Saturday -- did you feel or hear it?

NewsChannel5 received reports from people as far away as Aurora, Macedonia and Broadview Heights saying they felt felt the blast from the demolition.

Several roads in a 1,000 foot radius will be closed, including Interstate 90 in both directions from I-77 to I-490, The Lorain-Carnegie Bridge and Abbey Avenue. A full list of closures is available here.  Some will be closed until 9 a.m.

The first new span of the George V. Voinovich Bridge was completed in November and crews began dismantling the old 1959 bridge.

The bridge railings, lights, barriers and concrete driving surface were removed using traditional methods. Specific spans over the river and railroads will also be disassembled in a traditional manner.

Several spans were demolished in just seconds using the controlled demolition method.

 

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