VIDEO: explosive demolition of Bridge to Long Island in US

March 24, 2015
Explosives were used successfully in the US to demolish the Long Island Bridge. The structure formerly provided a connection to Squantum's Long Island, however it had fallen into disrepair and a decision was made to remove the structure. A section of the Long Island Bridge was demolished by a specialist contractor. This saw the implosion of a229m section of the structure connecting with the island.

The 7007 US Coast Guard was keen to maximise safety by establishing a 305m exclusion zone. This lay between Moon Island and Long Island. Coast Guard units and police ensured boaters kept a safe distance from the danger zone.

The demolition targeted three sections of the bridge, each of which was 76m long. This demolition followed on from earlier work last month to remove other sections of the defunct structure.