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Combine a major explosion with thousands of people trying to get as close as possible for a good view and you have the makings of a true emergency nightmare.

Washington police corralled about 15 spectators in the blast zone Thursday who were attempting to get a better view of the demolition of the Highway 47 bridge.

Crews from Marschel Wrecking worked Friday to clear the main channel of the Missouri River where the old highway 47 bridge was felled Thursday.

In just eight milliseconds, 750 explosive charges sent the old Highway 47 bridge at Washington to the bottom of the Missouri River. 

Crews from Marschel Wrecking worked Friday morning, April 12, 2019 recovering pieces of the historic 1936 Highway 47 Bridge from the Missouri River in Washington, Mo. Which was blown Up Into Missouri River yesterday, Thursday April 11, 2019.

Due to unforeseen scheduling issues, the Route 47 bridge demolition has been delayed until 10:30 a.m. tomorrow. Route 47 will be closed to through traffic from Augusta Bottom Road and Fifth Street at 10:15 for up to two hours during the demo.

Washington police released areas to be closed for pedestrian and vehicles traffic Thursday morning leading up to and during the demolition of the Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River.

Tickets for a chance to “push the button” to demolish the old Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River are now on sale.

The last girder on the $63 million Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River was placed Saturday morning. This piece is the final connection of the deck for the bridge slated to be completed by early December.