- Associated Press - Saturday, October 29, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - State transportation officials have used thousands of pounds of explosives to implode part of the old San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge as part of an ongoing demolition project.

Crews set off the explosives Saturday morning, destroying a marine foundation on the old span.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/2f09Lvl) that Caltrans first used the technique to break up one of the old bridge’s foundations in November and concluded that the implosion caused minimal environmental damage.

Six foundations are slated to be destroyed next year and seven more in 2018.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com

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