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Curtis Street bridge torn down

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Work begins with the destruction of the pedestrian walkway, which was on the northwest side of the bridge.

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Timbers on the rails give the large excavator a place to work and protects the rails from the falling debris.

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After a support was cut, the bridge collapses from the middle.

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The excavator cuts through the far wall, disconnecting the two halves of the bridge.

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A section of the bridge's side, complete with graffiti.

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A second excavator, far left, works with the one below the bridge, right, to buckle the remaining supports of the bridge's north side.

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One of the excavators with a shear to slice through the metal and the timbers of the bridge.

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The excavator twists a steel beam to detach it from the bridge.

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The excavator removes the wooden planks of the bridge and the steel beams below the surface.

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The Curtis Street bridge, looking south, before the start of the demolition by Norfolk Southern.

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Timbers on the rails give the large excavator a place to work and protects the rails from the falling debris.

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