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Final piece of old Walterdale Bridge has come down

The old Walterdale Bridge was gone Thursday morning, Nov. 9, 2017.
The old Walterdale Bridge was gone Thursday morning, Nov. 9, 2017. Cam Cook, Global News

The final truss of the old Walterdale Bridge has been removed as crews continue work on the multi-day dismantling project this week.

On Wednesday afternoon, the City of Edmonton tweeted the centre truss of the 104-year-old bridge had been removed.

The north and south trusses had already been removed.

READ MORE: Piece of Edmonton history ends with demolition of old Walterdale Bridge

A crane was used to move the centre piece of the historic bridge to where the south truss once sat, before it was moved onto the south shore of the river to be taken apart.

On Tuesday, the city said all of the steel from the old bridge would be down within a couple of days, then work would begin to remove the concrete supports from the river.

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The old Walterdale will be completely dismantled by the end of the year.

Crews work to remove the centre truss of the old Walterdale Bridge Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.
Crews work to remove the centre truss of the old Walterdale Bridge Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Morris Gamblin, Global News
Crews work to remove the centre truss of the old Walterdale Bridge Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.
Crews work to remove the centre truss of the old Walterdale Bridge Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Morris Gamblin, Global News
Crews work to remove the centre truss of the old Walterdale Bridge Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.
Crews work to remove the centre truss of the old Walterdale Bridge Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Morris Gamblin, Global News
The old Walterdale Bridge was gone Thursday morning, Nov. 9, 2017.
The old Walterdale Bridge was gone Thursday morning, Nov. 9, 2017. Cam Cook, Global News

In 2018, landscaping and cleanup work will continue, according to the city.

The new Walterdale Bridge opened to traffic on Sept. 18 after more than two years of delays. Some of the steel from the old Walterdale will be salvaged for repurposing in a future project.

Watch below: It’s the end of an era. The more than 100-year-old Walterdale Bridge is coming down. 

Old Walterdale Bridge is coming down
Old Walterdale Bridge is coming down