Klenck Company shoots 80-year old bridge.
The steel-girder bridge that linked Mount Carmel to Gibson County for nearly 80 years came down in a matter of seconds on yesterday.
No longer needed after the opening of a new bridge in December, the Illinois Department of Transportation hired Evansville-based Klenck Company to remove the bridge, a series of four blue-green painted steel spans supported by concrete pilings.
Klenck, which was also the demolition contractor for the Evansville Executive Inn, in turn hired Dykon, a Tulsa, Oklahoma-based company known for explosive demolitions, including last year’s demolition of Texas Stadium, former home of the Dallas Cowboys.
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