The Arkansas bridge that refused to be demolished (VIDEOS)
The bridge over the Arkansas River was scheduled for implosion at 10 a.m. local time on Tuesday, but detonations failed to collapse the structure as planned. The 93-year-old bridge was underestimated by engineers, with witnesses telling KATV: “They didn’t use enough dynamite. It could last another 100 years.”
The broadway bridge not coming down is one of the most Pawnee things to happen in Little Rock, a very pawneeish town. pic.twitter.com/lBHHGKuQbv— Nick Lewellen (@nicklewellen) October 11, 2016
Authorities had until 10 a.m. on Wednesday to finish the job and remove the rubble and after nearly five hours and 8 eight attempts to pull the bridge down with cables, it finally collapsed into the river below, according to KATV.
A Twitter account has also appeared for the bridge with the bio “Just a Bridge that refuses to succumb to dynamite.”
Broadway Bridge— Broadway Bridge (@LRBridge) October 11, 2016
Born: March 14, 1923
Deceased: No Time Soon.
The bridge has become an online hit, with 11,000 people watching the live feed of the ongoing demolition attempt, while almost 2,500 people have shared the post.
Somebody on facebook said "I want a relationship as strong as the broadway bridge" 😂😂😭😭😭— Bhreyshayla ❤️ (@Chreyshayla) October 11, 2016
Despite an obvious implosion, the #BroadwayBridge refuses to give up. I can't think of anything current to compare this too.— Matt DeCample (@DeCample) October 11, 2016