More photos from bridge takedown

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 April 2015 at 12:00 am

Clarendon Street bridge dismantled after 40 years

Photos by Tom Rivers
ALBION – A bridge that was built 40 years ago came down today after being ripped apart from the shears on heavy equipment from Wargo Enterprises, an Akron company specializing in demolition.

Wargo is a subcontractor for the bridge removal. This photo was taken at about 7:40 p.m.

Keeler Construction is the main contractor and removed the pavement and road base on the bridge and its approaches.

Keeler will take away the bridge debris and the embankments and level off the street, which will be blocked off at the railroad tracks.

The project will allow for the proper turning radius for Crimson Drive and Childs Street. The blocked off areas will be landscaped.

This photo was taken at about 4:30 p.m., when Wargo started tearing into the top of the bridge.

An employee at Genesee Valley Transportation, owner of the railroad, watches the demolition. A platform was placed over the railroad tracks by the bridge so the tracks wouldn’t be damaged from the heavy equipment and falling debris.

A platform is set up over the tracks for the equipment to maneuver without damaging the rails. (The GVT employees weren’t eaten by the machinery.)