Thursday, August 14, 2008

College Avenue bridge prepared for demolition

Ever since the I-35 bridge collapsed in Minnesota, stories about the conditions of our towns' bridges have been numerous. This isn't just Appleton... lots of papers across the country hopped on that wagon.

One of our main bridges – the College Avenue bridge that spans over the Fox River on the city's east side – is being replaced as it approaches it's 50th year in service.

The old bridge will be taken down, piece by piece, beginning next Monday. But the street lights come down first...

They sure look a lot smaller up on those poles!

Peter Isherwood, front, and Larry Van Den Heuvel of Kaukauna's Elmstar Electric Corporation take down a street lamp on the College Avenue bridge in Appleton, Wis., Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 12, 2008. The two said they will take down a total of 28 such lamps.
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