Delaware landmark slowly coming apart

Delawareans will soon have to say goodbye to the old Indian River Inlet Bridge now that the Department of Transportation has already started a step by step process to take it down.

Demolition to clear the old bridge will take nearly 10 weeks.

The process will occur in various stages, starting with the removal of the bridge railing and deck. Transportation officials say demolition work should not interfere with mariners, pedestrians or summer traffic. In fact, when a portion of the bridge closes, mariners will still have access and be guided to safe corridors.

As far as pedestrians, contractors are expected to install protective shielding over the north and south sides of the inlet channel under the bridge to ensure their safety. 

“First” ran a story about the new Indian River Inlet Bridge last summer, which you can watch below. 

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