January 10, 2016 10:53 am
Updated: January 19, 2016 12:42 pm

Saskatoon’s Traffic Bridge finished with a bang

WATCH LIVE: Demolition of Saskatoon's century-old traffic bridge.


A more than century-old Saskatoon landmark has finished with a bang.

Half of the Traffic Bridge was demolished by an impressive 16 directional explosive charges at 9 a.m. CT on Sunday.

The debris field was expected to cover about 10 metres around the blast site, according to officials with the demolition company. As a precaution, a 250-metre radius zone was blocked off surrounding the bridge.

The blue circle indicates the area that will be blocked off to traffic. People are asked to stay indoors if they live inside the 250-metre radius.

Supplied / City of Saskatoon

Pedestrians were allowed to watch the explosion from the Broadway Bridge. It’s far enough away that no safety equipment is needed, according to officials at the City of Saskatoon.

Road closures and detours can be expected from about 7:30 a.m. to around 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

MORE DETAILS: Explosive demolition of Traffic Bridge scheduled for Sunday

With files from Global’s Ryan Kessler.

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