Demolition day: Rest of Innerbelt Bridge to come down Saturday

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Innerbelt Bridge before implosion

CLEVELAND — Saturday is the day. ODOT announced the controlled demolition of the Innerbelt Bridge will happen July 12.

Crews will begin at first light, which is around 6 a.m.; a small public viewing area will be available beginning at 5:30 a.m. near the corner of East 14th and Broadway Ave.

The blast will drop five of the nine steel spans of the old bridge.

The first of the new bridges is now open and temporarily carrying traffic in both directions until completion of the second new bridge in late 2016.

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