LITTLE ROCK (CBS NEWS) — It turns out a 93-year-old bridge deemed structurally deficient isn’t so weak after all.

Demolition crews triggered explosives Tuesday to bring down the Broadway Bridge between Little Rock and North Little Rock, but the structure’s arch and bridge deck remained upright.

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Division then attempted to use cables to pull the arches into the river. After hours of attempts, the arches finally collapsed as originally planned, reports CBS affiliate KTHV.



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