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Wabash River Bridge Demolition

Mt. Carmel, IL

With a wide array of specialty pieces of equipment, knowledgeable staff, and the ability to process large amounts of scrap steel, Klenck Company was able to complete the demolition of the former Wabash River Bridge in Mt. Carmel, Illinois with zero impact to the new bridge structure. Built in 1932, the overall bridge length was 2725 feet and yielded nearly 3000 tons of ferrous scrap. Klenck Company used a variety of steal shears, hydraulic hammers, concrete drills and concrete munchers to process and recycle the entire bridge contents. Dykon Explosive Demolition performed 3 separate shoots – two on the bridge structure itself and one to remove the remaining underwater concrete piers.