Video – From on high…

Chain of Rocks bridge blast filmed from the skies. Explosive bridge demolition is always quite a spectacle; but it’s even more spectacular when it is filmed from several hundred feet in the air. We brought you some raw footage of the blast that felled the main part of the infamous Chain of Rocks bridge last…Read moreRead more

Video – Timing is everything…

You can wait hours for a bus and then, just when you don’t need one… Anyone that has ever attended an explosive demolition event will be familiar with the type. They artive hours before the event carrying fold-out chairs and sleeping bags, flasks of coffee, pre-made sandwiches, and more camera equipment than the average television…Read moreRead more

Video – Chain of Rocks revisited…

Main span hits the water as second blast takes place. The second of three planned blasts dropped another section of the infamous Chain of Rocks bridge into the canal below just a few minutes ago. The bridge used to carry Interstate 270, but was recently replaced with a new bridge, north of the old location….Read moreRead more

Desire to profit played role in botched blast…

Cleveland Wrecking stands accused of rushing blast to make most of scrap prices. A demolition company’s desire to profit from favourable conditions in the scrap metal market contributed to the botched demolition of an old power plant in 2013, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. alleged last week in a lawsuit against the project’s general contractor…Read moreRead more

Video – Blast marks the end at Sparrow Point…

Poignant farewell to former steel-making stronghold. The most visible vestige of Sparrows Point’s steelmaking past tumbled to the ground yesterday afternoon as workers from CDI imploded the property’s L Blast Furnace. Workers have been planning for months to bring down the furnace with explosives, part of the ongoing work to demolish structures in advance of…Read moreRead more

Video – Power station popped…

Implosion marks the end for Cumbrian power station An iconic gas-fired power station at Roosecote has been demolished in a controlled explosion. Energy giant Centrica mothballed the site in 2012 due to the volatile market – it had generated electricity from coal, then gas, for around 60 years. Ron Hull Demolition carried out the explosive…Read moreRead more

Video – Out with the old…

Blast on old bridge reveals the new. Controlled Demolition Inc. (CDI) has carried out the controlled implosion of the old Schaghticoke (NY) bridge. Acting as blasting subcontractor to Harrison & Burrowes Bridge Constructors, Inc, CDI successfully dropped the old bridge into the frozen river below to reveal the new, replacement bridge that was also built…Read moreRead more

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