Throwback Thursday – The Implosion of the Matsonford Bridge in 1986

The current Matsonford Bridge got its start on September 7, 1986 when the old bridge, which had been built in 1921, was imploded. According to a report from the Philadelphia Inquirer the following day, the implosion occurred at 10:43 a.m. and a crowd of 400 had gathered with blankets and lawn chairs to watch.

Below are a couple of photographs from the implosion:

Implosion of Bridge


Implosion of Bridge 2


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