Hundreds of bystanders gathered Sunday morning in Marble Falls to watch the former U.S. 281 bridge come down.
The Texas Department of Transportation has been working on a $30 million project to replace the four-lane bridge over the Colorado River with two roomier spans.
Experts opted for explosives instead of taking apart the 77-year-old metal-and-concrete bridge. Contractors will remove debris from the water and recycle as much as possible.
A new northbound bridge opened in December. A new southbound bridge will be built in the same space as the old span.
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