Crews plan to implode concrete arches of Broadway Bridge

AHTD implodes Broadway Bridge

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - After the five-hour fiasco, the construction crew will attempt to implode the remaining concrete arches of the Broadway Bridge. On Tuesday, the steel arch came down after an implosion then pulling it down with cables attached.

The implosion is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. on Friday. The arches will have charges placed inside holes drilled inside of them. Crews are hopeful this will bring down the final parts of the 93-year-old bridge. After the implosion, the smaller pieces of concrete should make it easier for crews to remove them.

There is no timetable on when the removal of the concrete will be completed. Any concrete left in the Arkansas River must be smaller than the size of a bowling ball. No steel can be left in the water.

AHTD director Scott Bennett will ignite the charges. Public can watch the implosion from the Little Rock side of the Arkansas River as well as the pedestrian bridge. Most of the riverfront on the North Little Rock side is not open to the public.

We will stream the implosion live on our Facebook page starting at 12:55 p.m.


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