A big explosion has sent the final two sections of the westbound Blanchette Bridge into the Missouri River.
Missouri Department of Transportation Engineer for St. Charles County, Tom Evers, stood in a parking lot overlooking the Blanchette Bridge on Sunday morning.
For a guy who builds stuff for a living, he was pretty excited to help blow something up.
“It is very cool to blow things up, I must admit,” Evers said, laughing. “I’m excited about putting it back to together, but this is definitely a cool event.”
Three days after the closure of the westbound lanes of the I-70 Blanchette Bridge, officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation say traffic continues to move smoothly.
However, they are concerned that motorists are falling back into old habits.
Linda Wilson Horn with MoDOT says they’ve seen a steady increase in drivers traveling I-70.
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