There are some jobs where it’s impossible to hide when you mess up. Blowing up bridges is one of them.
In Arkansas, demolition experts tried to blow up a a 93-year-old bridge yesterday morning,it being too old and all.
People lined the river banks. Kids were watching online broadcasts in school.
Then came the big moment.
The man in charge of bringing the bridge down said it probably could have stood for another 100 years.
It was brought down five hours later and the man had a good answer when he got home and was asked “how was your day?”
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.