October 6, 2008 marked the first stage of the demolition of the Bismarck, North Dakota Liberty Memorial Bridge, in service since 1922. Originally dedicated to troops from North Dakota who fought in WWI, the bridge was deemed out of date and replaced by the new four-lane bridge built only yard to the south. Demolition is scheduled to conclude at the end of the month. All materials will be salvaged and re-cycled.
The following video captures a remarkable close-up of the initial implosion.