16 Excavators Dismantle Bridge Overpass in Easy China.
On August 26, construction workers conducted a marathon project of destruction, bringing in 116 trucks to remove a 1,640-foot, two-lane overpass in the eastern city of Nanchang. The excavators lined up in two rows — one on either side of the road — and chipped away at the bridge in complete unison.
CCTV reports that the roadway was removed because of its narrowness — the upswing in car ownership in China has made it hard for bridges to accommodate enough traffic. The overpass also needed to be demolished to make way for a new subway system.