Clean-Up Crews Working Around the Clock After Bridge Falls Behind Schedule


(Via KARK) Remnants of the Broadway Bridge are still being extracted from the Arkansas River after Tuesday’s implosion.

Crews from the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) were originally given 24 hours after the scheduled implosion to retrieve the debris, but as the bridge fell five hours behind schedule, the crews were set back.

The bridge was scheduled to fall at 10 a.m. Tuesday, giving the crews until 10 a.m. Wednesday to have the area cleared. Given the hitch in the plan, the crews have been working around the clock to make up for it.

The AHTD tweeted a picture of the clean-up process Wednesday with the caption, “This piece of the #BroadwayBridge is taking a long time to prepare it for lifting out of the channel. The struggle is real!”

They then tweeted an update saying the piece is now moving.

More updates on the clean-up process as they come…

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