The first blast in the demolition of the old Hurricane Deck bridge in Sunrise Beach was completed Saturday afternoon.
This blast removed the north steel truss span.
According to MoDOT, Saturday's blast was the first of three. The second blast will be scheduled within two weeks of the first blast and the third blast will take place around two weeks after that, weather permitting.
MoDOT says the steel from the old bridge will be removed from the water and eventually recycled.
American Bridge Company, Inc. is the prime contractor on the $32 million bridge replacement project. The original structure was built in the 1930's