Dramatic Early Morning Route 3 Bridge Blast Captured

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Route 3 Bridge BlastBaristanet reader Wheeler Antabanez, a Friend of the Passaic River, has been on the scene several times this week when crews from the New Jersey Department of Transportation undertook a series of blasts to demolish the old Route 3 bridge over the Passaic River.

The most recent was a blast very early this morning. Antabanez has posted videos of the blasts over on YouTube, and told Baristanet today: “The explosion this morning was really powerful. I got yelled at by the demolition crew for being too close, but they let me keep one of my video cameras running inside the blast zone. The ground shook when they set this one off. It was worth getting up at 4:00 AM just to feel the shock wave and witness the resulting tsunami. Good times!”

The newest blast, shown in the video below, is from two angles in real time and slow motion.

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