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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.

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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.

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

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

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Downtown Washington Inc. has maintained its national and state accreditation as a Main Street community following a site visit from representatives of the National Main Street Center and Missouri Main Street Connection (MMSC).

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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.

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A New Haven man was killed Wednesday, April 10, when the car he was driving overturned and struck a tree.

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.

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The wrecking crew razing the old Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River will take another crack at it next week.

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If traffic flow and congestion isn’t enough to get the attention of state and federal transportation officials, a recent quadruple fatality wreck on Highway 47 might be.

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The Washington Public Library is wasting no time in planning what to do with the extra money that will come in thanks to the passage of Prop L in Tuesday’s election.

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Friends of the Washington Public Library will host its fourth annual poetry night Thursday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the library. April is National Poetry Month and the public is invited to attend this event to celebrate poetry. Local poets Maria Brady-Smith and Ed Adams will share some of …

Crews will demolish the old Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River Thursday, April 11, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.

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A parent of two students at Washington High School voiced her concerns at Tuesday’s school board meeting about how officials handled the evacuation of students following a bomb threat last month.

The Missouri River in Downtown Washington again is on the rise.

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Two political newcomers are vying for a seat on the Washington City Council in Ward 2 on the Tuesday, April 2, municipal election ballot.

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The demolition of the old Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River scheduled for April 4 has been postponed due to the rising river level, according to Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) officials.