Explosives bring down bridge arches at Hoback

2014-03-21T12:24:00Z 2014-03-24T10:26:10Z Explosives bring down bridge arches at HobackThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 21, 2014 12:24 pm  • 

JACKSON, Wyo. — A dramatic explosion brought down two steel arches that used to support a bridge over the Snake River south of Jackson.

The controlled detonation happened at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Crews then set about removing the debris that fell into the river — work that might continue into next week.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation already has built a new bridge to replace the old bridge demolished at Hoback Junction.

The new bridge was built just yards away from the old bridge. WyDOT engineer Bob Hammond said it looks like the demolition crew successfully avoided damaging the new bridge.

The span that was demolished dated to the early 1950s. The rest of the bridge was disassembled before the controlled detonation occurred.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More from the Gazette

Firefighter bargaining changes advance to floor

Firefighter bargaining changes advance to floor

7 hours agoLoading…

Wyoming ranks first in financial security

9 hours agoLoading…
Oil spill near Glendive latest in string of Casper company's pipeline breaks

Oil spill near Glendive latest in string of Casper company's pipeline breaks

21 hours ago Photos

Photos

Loading…
Just chill: Your guide to ice fishing

Just chill: Your guide to ice fishing

22 hours agoLoading…

Public lands transfer legislation advances in Legislature

January 30, 2015 7:00 pmLoading…

Bill would let state invest up to $50M for value-added products

January 30, 2015 4:41 pmLoading…

Report: Wyoming gun death rate among country's highest

January 30, 2015 4:36 pmLoading…

State Senate approves sports concussion liability bill

January 30, 2015 3:08 pmLoading…
Senate postpones Medicaid expansion vote

Senate postpones Medicaid expansion vote

January 30, 2015 1:42 pmLoading…
Government unloads scandal-ridden Teapot Dome oil field for $45M

Government unloads scandal-ridden Teapot Dome oil field for $45M

January 30, 2015 1:30 pmLoading…
New Wyoming race combines fat bikes, skis and snowshoes

New Wyoming race combines fat bikes, skis and snowshoes

January 30, 2015 10:43 amLoading…

Alleged drunk driver plows through Wyoming landfill

January 30, 2015 10:47 amLoading…
Cheyenne Central students take tree fingerprints

Cheyenne Central students take tree fingerprints

January 30, 2015 10:26 amLoading…

Follow The Billings Gazette

Popular Stories

Get weekly ads via e-mail

Deals & Offers

Featured Businesses