- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

SEALE, Ala. (AP) - Demolition has begun on an 85-year-old railroad bridge cursed by truckers who had to drive around it — or in some cases smashed into it.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (https://bit.ly/1ug2Ygh) that the bridge over U.S. 431 in Seale is now being demolished — years after the highway was rerouted to a new four-lane.

For decades, semis traveling 431 had to turn off the highway in Seale for about a four-block route around the tight underpass and back to the highway on the other side.

Those who missed the turn smashed into the concrete structure, their impact reverberating all over town.

Crews who started the demolition work with hydraulic jackhammers Monday expected to be finished in about two weeks.

Seale is about 16 miles southwest of downtown Columbus, Georgia.

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Information from: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, https://ledger-enquirer.com


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