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Workers Rolling Off Parts of the Old Indian River Bridge

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INDIAN RIVER INLET, Del.- Representatives from the Delaware Department of Transportation say workers are making progress to remove the old Indian River Inlet Bridge in eastern Sussex County.

DelDOT has been using a unique method to dismantle and remove the bridge. Cranes were not an option due to the terrain, and using barges would block the inlet from boat traffic. This forced construction workers to try something that's never been done before in Delaware state history. Workers are cutting the massive bridge into sections, which weigh approximately 400 tons each, and bulldozers are being used to slowly drag each piece onto land.

"No one's gotten hurt, nothing has broken, it's been extraordinary to watch," said Jim Westoff of DelDOT.

Westoff said the removal project is on schedule and should be finished by this summer.

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