Breakers break up bridge in US state of Mississippi

January 19, 2015
A US contractor has carried out a successful demolition job on a bridge using excavators fitted with hydraulic breakers. The fleet of 178 Caterpillar excavators used for the work managed to break up the ageing structure in just 11 hours. The old Pigeon Roost road bridge will now be replaced with another, more modern structure better able to carry the necessary traffic load. The 1500 Mississippi Department of Transportation filmed the job using time lapse techniques to show the 11 hour job condensed into just 49 stunning seconds.