a newspaper man adjusts his pen

Sunday, July 10, 2011

So long old bridge

The older spans of the Charleroi-Monessen Bridge await implosion. (Ron Paglia photo)

Tomorrow I have a bridge implosion party to attend.

It's always cool to watch a bridge crumble regardless if some folks had supported preserving the original humpback spans on the 104-year-old Charleroi-Monessen Bridge.

The battle to save the steel bridge is crossing the Monongahela River, connecting Monessen and North Charleroi, Pa., is over and it's scheduled to fall at 9 a.m.

Thanks to former local newspaper editor Ron Paglia for sending along the photo, above, showing the bridge about ready to be destroyed.

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