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Bridge's steel still in river; permit’s 24 hours to clear channel come, go

By Noel Oman

This article was published October 13, 2016 at 5:45 a.m.

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Workers pull pieces of the steel arch from the Broadway Bridge out of the Arkansas River on Wednesday. Safety concerns for the crews were a factor in slowing the work, a state highway spokesman said.

Workers begin cutting apart a piece of the Broadway Bridge arch after it was lifted out of the Arkansas River on Wednesday.

Another crew works to pull another piece of the arch to dry land as efforts went past a 24-hour permit that closed part of the river to barge traffic....

Broadway Bridge detonation and collapse

Nearly five hours after the detonation that was supposed to bring the Broadway Bridge down, two tugboats pulled it into the Arkansas River. Video by Brandon Riddle and Austin Cannon.
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Broadway Bridge Arch Demolition

The steel arch of the Broadway Bridge was demolished Tuesday in Little Rock.

A contractor for the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department was unable to clear the Arkansas River channel of debris from the Broadway Bridge under the terms of a permit that closed that section of the river to barge traffic for 24 hours.

Workers begin cutting apart a piece of the Broadway Bridge arch after it was lifted out of the Arkansas River on Wednesday.

Another crew works to pull another piece of the arch to dry land as efforts went past a 24-hour permit that closed part of the river to barge traffic....

Broadway Bridge detonation and collapse

Nearly five hours after the detonation that was supposed to bring the Broadway Bridge down, two tugboats pulled it into the Arkansas River. Video by Brandon Riddle and Austin Cannon.
[View Full-Size]

Broadway Bridge Arch Demolition

The steel arch of the Broadway Bridge was demolished Tuesday in Little Rock.

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