ST. CHARLES, Mo. (CNN) - With a loud boom, 4.5 million pounds of steel fell into the Missouri River Tuesday.
The last two sections of the westbound Blanchette Bridge in Saint Charles, Missouri were destroyed in a planned demolition.
About a thousand people gathered to watch the spectacle.
It's part of a $63 million project to rehabilitate the 54-year-old bridge. About three-quarters of the bridge will be replaced or rehabilitated.
The westbound span is expected to reopen by fall 2013.
Right on cue, Thursday’s early winter storm dumped snow and ice on the Wabash Valley but county highway crews were a step ahead of the weather’s arrival pre-treating the 897 miles of pavement in the county.
A fire has engulfed the First Prairie Creek Church in Vigo County.
A four car accident in eastern Vigo County leaves one person dead.
Workers at a new eatery in Terre Haute are preparing to open.
Otter Creek Township is on its way to getting a new fire station.
Knox County Commissioner Don Halter is ahead of the game when it comes to winter weather preparedness. But the man-power may have a hard time running full throttle. The Knox County highway budget took big cuts in 2013.