Saskatoon has said farewell to its oldest bridge. Engineers blew up the 109-year-old Traffic Bridge to make way for construction of a new, expanded bridge across the South Saskatchewan River.
Thousands of people gathered to watch two of the bridge's four spans come down.
The Traffic Bridge was the first one in the city to accommodate vehicles — hence its unimaginative name. This photo was taken in 1908, a year after the bridge opened to the public.
At least it left with a bang.
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