CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –
Hold on to your hats! The controlled explosive demolition of the steel skeleton of the 1959 Innerbelt Bridge will take place at first light on Saturday morning July 12.
Controlled demolition will drop five (5) of the nine (9) steel spans of the old bridge. The team has used a mixture of both traditional demolition along with the “controlled” – or explosive – demolition method. The bridge railings, lights, barriers and concrete driving surface were all removed using traditional methods. Specific spans over the river and railroads were also disassembled in a traditional manner. Concrete piers will be demolished this summer using traditional methods.
The plan protects the businesses that operate from the Flats as well as people living and working in the Tremont neighborhood.
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