End of the Road

The end of the road –– With a thunderous roar, explosives brought down the old Route 104 Bridge at Meredosia shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29. The blast sent the more than 80-year-old structure crashing into the waters of the Illinois River.  Following the controlled blast, demolition crews had 24 hours in which to clear a navigation channel and allow commercial river traffic to resume.  (Photo By Brian DeLoche)