Posted 2 years ago
By John P Tretbar
Our friends at the Kansas Department of Transportation provided this video of the demolition on Wednesday of the old U.S. 77 Big Blue River Bridge near Blue Rapids in Marshall County, Kansas.
Officials say the new bridge, unveiled last month, provides added safety benefits.
The 40-foot wide structure, with two 12-foot lanes and 8-foot shoulders, will provide more room for today’s wider vehicles.
Also, the addition of a deceleration lane for northbound drivers turning east onto K-9 and an acceleration lane for eastbound drivers on K-9 turning north onto U.S. 77 will provide added safety for turning movements from the highway.
You can find an array of still photographs of the demolition on KDOT’s NE Kansas Facebook page here.