mobile-bannertablet-bannerdesktop-banner

Watch As Tennessee Officials Blow Up a Bridge On Purpose

Sep 20, 2014

It's been a bad couple of months for a Tennessee bridge. A stretch of I-65 in Williamson County was severely damaged when a tanker truck collided with a bridge support last month and exploded. Officials saw the explosion as a death sentence for the bridge, and delivered the coup de grace this weekend by blowing up the entire bridge, ABC's Nashville affiliate reports.

This video, taken by a bystander, shows the explosion of the bridge Saturday morning. It happens quickly and with a massive explosion, and it's very impressive. Scroll to about 3:20 for the boom.

All products and services featured are based solely on editorial selection. TIME may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website.