Video – Armac tackles Bermondsey bridge…

Network Rail time-lapse captures all the action. Anyone that has caught either of the first two episodes of Danny Baker’s Cradle to Grave comedy on BBC 2 will likely have been impressed with Peter Kay’s mastery of an London accent and astounded by just how little Bermondsey has changed since the 1970s. Well, Bermondsey IS…Read moreRead more

Video – Chinese implode Lishui Bridge…

Big bang drops Chinese bridge. A four decade old bridge in China was annihilated in just seconds this week. Lishui Bridge in Zhangjiajie, central China, was demolished using a tonne of explosives on September 8 to make way for a new bridge, reported People’s Daily Online. The dramatic collapse of the bridge was captured on…Read moreRead more

A glimpse into the JCB crystal ball…

Demolition kit was thin on the ground – But JCB’s product range is bursting with new machines. Along with a rag-tag army of camera and notepad wielding construction trade journalists from across Europe (the diggerazzi, as they’re known) I made my annual pilgrimage to the JCB World Headquarters to see what the UK’s bastion of…Read moreRead more

Video – Hammerhead granted Liberty…

Time-lapse of dock crane dismantling for Down Under. Liberty Industrial carried out the deconstruction of the historic Hammerhead Crane located at the Garden Island Naval Base on Sydney Harbour. The project involved dismantling a giant cantilevered dockside crane for the Department of Defence. The structure was progressively dismantled in large sections in a highly choreographed…Read moreRead more

Video – GM stack finally succumbs…

Excavator achieves what three implosions failed to do. The stubborn GM smokestack that withstood three failed implosions has finally been laid to rest using excavators. The removal came as a surprise to Windsor fire and city officials, as well as neighbours in the area, who thought they would get two days’ notice of the demolition….Read moreRead more

Video – Detonation double at Dalhousie…

Multiple blasts fell chimneys at Canadian power company. There is just no stopping the team at Dykon Explosive Demolition Corp at present; not even the US/Canadian border can halt their explosive progress. The company, which currently seems to be owning the exlosive demolition world, has popped up again, this time at the NB Power facility…Read moreRead more

Video – Demolition’s all mine…

Dismantling works progress at infamous Utah mine. We love us a bit of mine and quarry demolition, possibly because – by comparison – it is something that we rarely get to see. So when our news feed lit up with not one but TWO new videos showing the demolition works at the Wilberg coal mine…Read moreRead more

Video – 10-hour overpass removal…

When time is tight, throw equipment at the situation. In June this year, the city of Bandford in Ontario, Canada allowed Priestly Demolition roughly 10 hours to completely remove an overpass over the six-lane highway 400 and then disappear without a trace. To add pressure to the job, the city was also ready to exercise…Read moreRead more

Video – Jersey in Triple Threat implosion

A big weekend for big blasts as New Jersey fells three tower blocks. Some old buildings in Jersey City became history Saturday morning in order to pave the way for new housing. Three six-story buildings were imploded next to the former Jersey City Medical Center to make way for the new Montgomery Gardens apartment buildings….Read moreRead more

Video – Dykon strikes again…

Denver hospital building felled by implosion. A building at the old University Hospital was demolished Saturday to make way for a redevelopment project. A quick series of about 170 small detonations rocked the building over a period of about 30 seconds, followed by a cloud of dust. The work was carried out by Dykon Explosive…Read moreRead more