The final demolition of the old Interstate 270 bridge over the Chain of Rocks Canal has been rescheduled for tomorrow (Thurs).  The work was cancelled on Tuesday due to the wintry weather, so the Illinois Department of Transportation will try again with a scheduled explosion shortly after 10am Thursday.

IDOT Supervising Field Engineer Barry Gibbs says Interstate 270 will be shut down tomorrow starting at 10am:


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I-270 will be closed from Route 3 on the Illinois side and at Riverview on the Missouri side and will reopen within two hours.  Gibbs says a public viewing area will be available on the Illinois side at the Old Chain of Rocks Road Canal Bridge, which is just off Route 3.


Here's video of the blast thanks to Buzz Ulrich:



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