Video – An explosive compilation…

A year’s worth of Dykon implosions in six minutes. 2014 will go down as a landmark year for US explosive demolition specialist, Dykon Explosive Demolition. Indeed, the company pretty much kept our video channel running single handed with a wealth of blasts across its native US and beyond. Well now, the company has commemorated a…Read moreRead more

Video – Chain of Rocks bridge downed…

Live video stream captures fall of infamous bridge. Salvage teams will be working to remove the largely intact central span of the Chain of Rocks bridge from the canal below following a successful controlled blast earlier today. This was the first stage in an ongoing demolition programme. The westbound span over the canal and the…Read moreRead more

Demtech issues warning ahead of today’s blast…

Blaster asks residents to stay away from Chain of Rocks bridge blast. Already a shell of its former self, come 10 am (local time) the bridge that carried eastbound Interstate 270 travelers over the canal for 50 years will come down in giant pieces, if all goes as planned. And, if everything works out, spectators…Read moreRead more

Video – Bridge blast preview…

Looking ahead to Tuesday’s implosion of the I-270 bridge. At 10 am (local time) on Tuesday, explosives engineers will drop a portion of the I-270 bridge that links Missouri and Illinois. Ahead of that blast, Illinois Department of Transport (IDOT) project engineer Barry Gibbs (presumably not the Bee Gee) provides an insight into the process…Read moreRead more

Video – Fairfax bridge falls…

Friday blast drops first bridge section. The first of two planned implosions on the Fairfax Bridge has gone according to plan, according to local news reports. The 760 metre long bridge was built in 1935 and until recently carried an average of 6,000 vehicles per day. The demolition of the old bridge and its subsequent…Read moreRead more

DSM sets town hall blast date…

22 February blast will change Leicester skyline forever. They have stood over Leicester centre for around 40 years but the tower blocks of the New Walk Centre former council headquarters will disappear from the skyline in a dozen seconds. The eight and thirteen storey buildings have been declared structurally unsound and last year the city…Read moreRead more

Video – CDI says so long to silos…

CDI sees out 2014 with yet another text book blast. 2014 was another mammoth year for the team at Controlled Demolition Inc. And while most of us were recovering from our Christmas excesses, the crew saw out the old year with another successful blast on 29 December. The latest blast brought down two 170-foot-high concrete…Read moreRead more

Are these the 10 best blasts of 2014…?

Curbed magazine has chosen its 10 most aesthetically-pleasing implosions of the year. Beauty, as they say, is in the eye of the beholder (which suggests that Piers Morgan’s wife must have very strange eyes indeed). But curbed magazine has pulled together a compilation of the most aesthetically-pleasing demolition blasts of the past 12 months. Regardless…Read moreRead more

Video – Russian stand-up star…

Russians end demolition year with egg on their faceski. It was an opportunity to see out the old year with a spectacular high rise blast for the ages. But good fortune was, apparently, still feeling the effects of its Christmas excesses when Russian engineers hit the plunger on this high rise blast. And, instead of…Read moreRead more

Video – Epic stadium implosion…

Kyle Field checks out in awesome style. In some ways, it’s a shame that this film didn’t drop just a few days later; because this would be a truly awesome way in which to draw a veil over 2014. The implosion of a portion of the Kyle Field stadium this weekend was an object lesson…Read moreRead more